Vietnam posts 271.4 trillion VND in four-month tourism revenue

Vietnam’s tourism sector served over 6.2 million foreign visitors and 40.5 million domestic tourists in the first four months of this year, earning 271.4 trillion VND (nearly 10.7 billion USD) in revenue, according to the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism (VNAT).

The number of international visitors increased by 68.3 per cent over the same period in 2023, statistics showed about the tourism sector.

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Tourists enjoy sailing in Trang An Landscape Complex in northern Ninh Binh province. (Photo: VNA)

In April alone, the country welcomed over 1.5 million foreign visitors. In particular, the number of holidaymakers in Vietnam in the four months was 3.9 per cent higher than in the pre-COVID-19 period, indicating positive recovery and development of the tourism sector, said the VNAT under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

The Republic of Korea remained the largest foreign tourist source with 1.6 million arrivals, accounting for 25.8 per cent of the total international arrivals in Vietnam. It was followed by China, Taiwan (China), the US and Japan.

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Foreign tourists in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA)

The number of Asians coming to Vietnam soared 77.2 per cent year on year, making Asia the leading regional source of visitors. In particular, tourists from large markets in Northeast Asia, including China, the RoK, and Japan, were the main growth drivers. Besides, positive growth was also recorded in the number of visitors from Southeast Asian markets like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia.

Tourists from Europe continued to rise strongly thanks to the favorable visa policy applied since August 15, 2023, including such main markets as the UK (35.2 per cent), France (41.7 per cent), Germany (36.9 per cent), Italy (77.4 per cent), Spain (48.5 per cent), and Russia (74 per cent).

The national tourism website,, and social networking pages of the VNAT have kept promoting destinations, tourism products, and outstanding events of the country, including green tourism on Co To island of northern Quang Ninh province, cuisine tours in the northernmost province of Ha Giang, small and peaceful villages, or An Bang and My Khe beaches in the central city of Da Nang which are among the 10 most beautiful beaches named by TripAdvisor.

In addition, an online exhibition featuring the Trang An Landscape Complex in northern Ninh Binh province was launched on Google Arts & Culture on April 18 by the complex's management board with support from Google Arts & Culture and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, providing viewers with beautiful images on one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam.

March 2024 data from showed that the website ranked 132,676th in the world, surpassing the travel websites of Thailand (136,108th), the Philippines (808,295th), and Malaysia (881,886th). This result reflected effective tourism marketing and promotion, helping to attract more international visitors to Vietnam, the VNAT added.

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(Source: VNA)