Over 1.5 million foreign tourists visit Vietnam in January: GSO

Vietnam welcomed over 1.5 million foreign tourist arrivals in January, up 10.3 per cent month-on-month, and 73.6 per cent year-on-year, the General Statistics Office announced on January 29, 2024.

Of the total foreign tourist, nearly 1.3 million, or 85.1 per cent, traveled to Vietnam by air, 11.7 per cent by road, and 3.2 per cent by sea.

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In Hoi An ancient town (Photo: VNA).

In the month, revenue from accommodation and catering services was estimated at 58.9 trillion VND (2.4 billion USD), up 10.2 per cent over the same period last year, while travel and tourism revenue was at 4.4 trillion VND, an increase of 18.5 per cent.

The office attributed the increases to the country’s efforts to promote tourism and affirm itself as a safe and friendly destination.

Vietnam had 25 destinations and establishments named in different categories of the ASEAN Tourism Awards at a ceremony held as part of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2024 in Laos on January 26.

They were honored with six categories, namely ASEAN Green Hotel, ASEAN Clean Tourist City, ASEAN MICE Venue Award for Meeting Room, ASEAN MICE Venue Award for Exhibition Venue, ASEAN MICE Venue Award for Event Venue, and ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Award for Gastronomy Tourism theme.

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(Source: VNA)