Vietnam records sharp influx of foreign arrivals during Tet
VOV.VN - The number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam during the Lunar New Year (Tet) has increased remarkably, with bookings from foreign citizens making up between 30% and 40% of the country’s total room occupancy rate, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
Hanoi received roughly 32,000 international travelers, while Ninh Binh was estimated to have welcomed more than 29,000 guests from abroad, said VNAT.
The increasing number of foreign visitors was largely attributed to China’s recent decision to reopen its borders from January 8, making the international tourism market more hectic.
Domestically, localities across the country served nine million local visitors during Tet, representing a rise of 47.5% compared to the same period from last year, and earned VND17.5 trillion from tourism services.
Ho Chi Minh City took the lead with 1.7 million visitors, followed by Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Khanh Hoa, Thanh Hoa, Can Tho, Kien Giang, and Hanoi.
Along with positive signs for tourism recovery, VNAT leaders pointed out that due to the impact of the global economic recession and the country’s socio-economic fluctuations, the purchasing power of tourists has dropped significantly due to visitors spending money on medium and high-class travel services.
The national tourism industry has set a target of receiving 110 million holidaymakers, including eight million foreign arrivals in 2023.