According to the General Statistics Office, international visitors to Vietnam in May reached 172.9 thousand arrivals, up 70.6% over the previous month and 12.8 times higher than the same period last year.
Generally, in the first 5 months of 2022, international visitors to our country reached 365.3 thousand arrivals, 4.5 times higher than the same period last year but still down 95% compared to the same period in 2019, the year there was no Covid-19 epidemic.
In general, in the first 5 months of 2022, international visitors to Vietnam increased 4.5 times compared to the same period in 2021 but still decreased by 95% compared to the same period in 2019. Visitors coming by air accounted for 87.8%, which was 6.3 times higher than the same period last year; by road increased 47%; by sea down by 50.8%…
Revenue from accommodation and food services in the first five months of 2022 increased by 15.7% over the same period last year as people’s demand increased. In addition, the series of 31 SEA Games events helped the industry’s revenue in May 2022 increase by 69.3% over the same period last year. Travel revenue in the past 5 months also increased by 34.7% over the same period last year due to the strong recovery of tourism activities and the 31st SEA Games event.
Notably, mainland Chinese visitors are no longer the largest influx of visitors to Vietnam.
Korean tourists are the largest flow of visitors to Vietnam in the first 5 months of 2022, the US ranks second and China ranks third. With the SEA Games event, visitors from Southeast Asian countries also increased significantly.
Right from 2019, the flow of Chinese tourists to countries around the world has decreased significantly. China, although still the world’s largest outbound tourism spending market with US$254.6 billion in 2019, has decreased by 4.2% compared to 2018, mainly due to the difficult domestic economy amid the global economic crisis. trade tensions with the US.
China is an important tourist market of Vietnam. In the period 2015-2019, Chinese visitors to Vietnam increased by 3.3 times, an average increase of 34.4% per year. In 2019, China remained the largest tourist stream with 5.8 million arrivals.
China is also the largest source market in the region, the two countries that receive the most Chinese tourists are Thailand and Vietnam.
Meanwhile, Korean tourists are on the rise, even before the pandemic. In the period 2015-2019, Korean visitors to Vietnam increased by 3.9 times, an average increase of 40.1% per year, the highest among source markets. In 2019, South Korea was the second-largest tourist stream with 4.3 million arrivals.