International visitors to Vietnam in May continue to increase

Posted by Vietnam-Evisa.Org on Jun 09, 2022

Some information in the Vietnamese press shows that international visitors to Vietnam in the 5 months of 2022 are as follows:

- By air: 87.8%

- Road increased by 47%

- Seaway down 50.8%

Visitors experience the ancient town of Hoi An

Information from the General Statistics Office shows that international visitors to Vietnam in May 2022 increased by 70.6% over the previous month and 12.8 times over the same period in 2021.

This is considered the result when Vietnam completely opened up to tourism, international flights were restored and many international delegations came to Vietnam to attend the 31st Sea Games.

In general, in the 5 months of 2022, international visitors to our country increased 4.5 times compared to the same period in 2021 but still decreased by 95% compared to the same period in 2019 - the year there was no COVID-19 epidemic.

Of the total number of international visitors to Vietnam in 5 months of 2022, visitors coming by air accounted for 87.8%, 6.3 times higher than the same period last year; road by 47%; by sea down by 50.8%...

Revenue from accommodation and food services in the five months of 2022 increased by 15.7% over the same period last year when the demand of the people increased. In addition, the Sea Games 31 series of events helped the tourism industry's revenue in May 2022 increase by 69.3% over the same period last year.

Tourism revenue in the past 5 months also increased by 34.7% over the same period last year due to the strong recovery of tourism activities, the 31st SEA Games event attracted many international delegations to Vietnam.

Vietnam is the country with the highest score increase in the world (+4.7%). In terms of ranking, Vietnam's tourism increased by 8 places compared to 2019 (the ranking results in 2019 have also been calculated and adjusted according to the Development Capacity Index).

Along with Vietnam, Indonesia (up 12 places) and Saudi Arabia (up 10 places), are the 3 countries with the highest increase in tourism development capacity index. Some famous destinations in Southeast Asia fell again, such as Thailand down 1 place, ranked 36th; Malaysia dropped 9 places, ranked 38th; the Philippines dropped 2 places, ranked 75th...

According to the General Department of Tourism, the ranking results of Vietnam's tourism industry according to the new approach of the World Economic Forum have reflected the achievements in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic in our country; flexible and safe adaptation, the industry's unremitting efforts to deploy safe tourism activities. Our State has also made timely decisions to restore and reopen all domestic and international tourism after the epidemic is well-controlled...

The report also highlights the important role of digital technology in the reconstruction and recovery of sustainable tourism. More and more tourism services are being accessed via digital platforms such as online travel agencies (OTAs), sharing economy, online booking, electronic payments, mobile devices, etc. have brought visitors more conveniences, more choices, and less face-to-face contact, increasing the seamless visitor experience.

From April 27, 2022, Vietnam has suspended regulations on the medical declaration; From May 15, continue to suspend COVID-19 testing for incoming guests. This has created very open and favorable conditions to attract a large number of tourists to our country, towards the peak season for international visitors from September every year...

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