Vietnam gets 8.8 million international tourists in H1

Translated by NAM VIET Jul 06, 2024 09:56

(QNO) - There were more than 8.8 million international tourists coming to Vietnam in the first 6 months of 2024 (up 58.4% over the same period), according to data from the General Statistics Office (GSO).

South Korean tourists in Vietnam

South Korea continued to be the top source of tourists, with 2.28 million arrivals (accounting for 25.8% of the total international tourists to Vietnam), followed by mainland China (1.8 million), Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, India, Cambodia, and Thailand. The top two markets outside Asia are the U.S and Australia.

The increase was mainly attributed to the country’s favorable visa policy, and enhanced tourism promotion programs, by provinces and centrally-run cities nationwide.

The GSO anticipates that future growth momentum will be maintained over the coming months towards meeting the set goal of welcoming 18 million foreign tourists by the end of the year.

Translated by NAM VIET