In the first nine months of 2022, international visitors to Vietnam reached about 1.87 million arrivals, up 16.4 times higher than the same period last year.
The report on the socio-economic situation in the third quarter and September 2022, published by the General Statistics Office (GSO) on September 29, showed that, in the first nine months of 2022, international visitors to our country reached 1.87 million arrivals, up 16.4 times over the same period last year, but still down 85.4% compared to the same period in 2019, the year without the COVID-19 epidemic.
Out of a total of nearly 1.87 million international arrivals to Vietnam in the first nine months of this year, arrivals by air reached 1.6 million, accounting for 88.6% of international arrivals to Vietnam, up 22 times compared to the same period last year.
Visitors from Asia remained the mainstay in the first nine months of 2022 with 1.31 million arrivals (accounting for more than 70%), an increase of 13.3 times over the same period last year. Followed by visitors from Europe and America.
In September 2022 alone, international visitors to Vietnam reached nearly 432,000 arrivals, up 45.4 times higher than the same period last year, because Vietnam has opened up tourism and international flight routes have been restored.
According to the report of the GSO, the revenue from travel, accommodation and food services in the past 9 months continued to increase, due to the high demand for entertainment and tourism. In particular, domestic tourism continues to play a key role in boosting revenue growth.
Specifically, revenue from accommodation and catering services during the past 9 months was estimated at 430.9 trillion VND, up 54.7% over the same period last year.
Tourism revenue in the 9 months of 2022 is estimated at 18.2 trillion VND, up 3.9 times higher than the same period last year, due to the strong recovery of tourism activities, especially domestic tourism.
Some key domestic tourism destinations that recorded a high increase in travel service revenue are as follows: Da Nang increased by 634.7%; Hanoi increased by 386.3%; Hai Phong increased by 277%; Ho Chi Minh City increased by 151.9%; Quang Ninh increased by 90.3%.
In particular, Can Tho is the locality that recorded the highest increase in revenue from travel services and accommodation services, with an increase of 766.8% and 122.5% respectively.
Currently, the whole tourism industry is actively promoting the image of Vietnam's tourism, attracting international visitors to fulfil the target of 5 million international visitors this year. Bilateral tourism promotion activities between Vietnam and other countries throughout the region and the world are strongly being strengthened.