Vietnam ready to welcome record international visitors

In January of this year, Vietnam welcomed over 1.5 million international visitors, the highest number since the country reopened its tourism in March 2022.


Out of over 1.5 million international visitors, nearly 1.3 million arrived by air, nearly 177,000 came by land, and the rest by sea. In January of this year, South Korea continued to be the largest source market with 418 thousand visitors, followed by China. This is good news for the Vietnamese tourism industry, providing motivation to strive for the goal of 17-18 million international visitors in 2024, expected to recover to 95-100% compared to 2019.

International tourists are returning to Phu Quoc in large numbers.

It is estimated that there will be about 15 thousand international visitors arriving by sea during the Lunar New Year period in 2024. After docking, passengers on the ships have many options for sightseeing and experiencing at many famous tourist destinations in Vietnam.

A series of destinations such as Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh, the Imperial City and the tombs in Thua Thien Hue or the experience of the Western rivers in the Mekong Delta have become familiar to tourists from around the world.

In the South, the spring colors in the gardens are fresh and vibrant, and tourist destinations are ready to welcome Tet. It is forecasted that the number of visitors to the Mekong Delta will double or triple compared to previous years. Many sightseeing and resort spots have also prepared services to welcome visitors to experience and enjoy the spring in the gardens. In Cho Lach island, Ben Tre province, eco-resorts will be an attractive destination for visitors to experience the gardens during this year’s spring season.

Mr. Vo Pham Tan – Deputy Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Tien Giang province said: Businesses have been proactive and prepared in serving tourists during this Lunar New Year season. Travel contracts have been signed, and human resources have been strengthened, especially tour guides, to prepare for new and quality tours.”

Foreign tourists are excited to experience Vietnamese culture.

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