HCMC – Over 2.35 million international tourists traveled to Vietnam between January and October, a year-on-year surge of 18.8-fold, according to statistics from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.
In October alone, the country welcomed 484,000 international visitors, up 12.1% month-on-month and 45.9-fold year-on-year.
The spike in international arrivals resulted from Vietnam’s full resumption of international air services after stringent social distancing.
Of the total international arrivals during the 10-month period, air passengers made up 88.8%, or 2.09 million, while foreign arrivals by road totaled 262,000 and the number of sea visitors was 745.
During the period, South Korea was Vietnam’s biggest source market, with 130,185 arrivals, followed by the United States with 41,570 tourists.
The statistics also showed that revenue from lodging and catering services between January and October was estimated at VND467.1 trillion, up 51.8% year-on-year. Can Tho and HCMC also saw their revenue surge by over 110% during the period.
Besides, tourism revenue recorded a year-on-year increase of 3.9-fold at VND19.7 trillion.
Travel firms and tourism service providers are expanding their reach and improving the quality of tourism products and services to attract tourists for the rest of the year.