According to the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism, the country welcomed nearly 1.04 million international visitors in July, three times higher than the same period in 2022 and equal to 79 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.
This is the first time the nation's tourism industry has welcomed more than one million international visitors in a month since it reopened in March last year.
|Vietnam welcomed a record number of international visitors in July |
In July, the number of domestic tourists also reached 12.5 million, of which 8.3 million stayed overnight. The total number of those travelling domestically in the first 7 months reached 76.5 million.
Total revenue from tourism from January to July reached about $18.1 billion, equal to 64 per cent of the year's target.
Some of the top international tourist markets witnessed rising visitor numbers in July compared to the previous month, including South Korea (up 6 per cent), China (14 per cent), and the US (7 per cent). However, those from some countries in Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, Malaysia, and Cambodia, tended to decrease.
The total number of international visitors to Vietnam in the first seven months reached nearly 6.6 million, reaching 83 per cent of the plan.
The US ranked third with nearly 740,000 arrivals, Australia stood in ninth with 221,000, and India was 10th with 213,000.
The three European countries with the largest number of visitors to Vietnam are the UK with nearly 148,000, France with almost 121,000 and Germany with just under 112,000.
"The tourism industry still has a lot of room to continue to grow as it enters the peak international season at the end of the year," according to a report by the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism.
In 2023, Vietnam's tourism industry aims to welcome 10 million international visitors, with changes in visa policy and tourism promotion programmes being promoted to support this goal.
After worrying that the number of international visitors in the first and second quarters did not grow as fast as expected, Vietnam's tourism industry made a leap to reach 83 per cent of the full-year plan only a month into Q3.