JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnam on track to meet foreign arrival target as Jan-Nov tourist numbers top 14 million

Saturday, December 01, 2018, 14:37 GMT+7
Vietnam on track to meet foreign arrival target as Jan-Nov tourist numbers top 14 million
Passengers complete check-in procedures at a Swiss leisure airline Edelweiss Air's desk at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The number of foreign tourists to Vietnam in the first 11 months of 2018 is estimated at over 14 million, up 23.1 percent from the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Vietnam’s Jan-Nov tourist numbers rose to 14.1 million, compared to 11.6 million recorded in the same period in 2017.

Among the 14 million foreign visitors, 77.8 percent were from Asia, mainly China and South Korea.

Notably, the number of South Korean visitors to Vietnam in the 11-month period increased as much as 46.6 percent year on year. In the meantime, visitors from Europe only increased 8.7 percent year-on-year.

The visa-free policy Vietnam grants to tourists from five European nations, which was extended by three years in July, continues to lure more holidaymakers from these markets to the country.

Particularly, visitors from the UK rose 5.2 percent, France 9.9 percent, Germany 6.8 percent, Spain 12.9 percent, and Italy 13.1 percent.

During the Jan-Nov period, the number of foreigners visiting Vietnam by air and road increased by 15.3 percent and 64.4 percent, respectively, while arrivals by sea went down by 11.3 percent.

With the strong performance in the 11-month period, Vietnam is expected to easily meet its target of welcoming 15 million foreign visitors in 2018. Total tourism numbers last year were 13 million.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said it will continue to push tourism promotion activities abroad in the last month of 2018.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Bao Anh / Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news