Vietnam welcomed over 1 million international tourists in July, the highest number for the tourism industry since the Covid-19 pandemic. In total, during the first seven months, there were nearly 6.6 million international arrivals.
According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, in July 2023, Vietnam received 1,038.6 million international tourists, an increase of 6.5% compared to the previous month. Compared to the same period in 2022, international arrivals to Vietnam surged by 194.6%.
This marks the first month in 2023 and post-Covid-19 pandemic where the tourism industry surpassed 1 million international visitors.
During the first seven months, the total number of international tourists reached nearly 6.6 million, a remarkable growth of 592.8% compared to the same period last year, equivalent to 83% of the 2023 annual target.
Among the continents, Europe experienced the strongest growth with a 27% increase compared to June 2023.
Notably, several markets contributed significantly to the growth, including the United Kingdom at 14.5%, France at 35.9%, and Germany at 27.3%. Additionally, Norway saw a remarkable increase of 250.8%, Belgium with 154%, Denmark with 152%, the Netherlands with 44.6%, and Spain with almost 53%.
Top 10 markets sending customers in the first 7 months of 2023 (thousand turns) (Source: General Statistics Office).