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Vietnam welcomes 1.5 million foreign visitors in January

Updated at Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019, 17:20
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam aims to receive about 18 million foreign visitors and 85 million domestic ones in 2019, and earn more than VND700 trillion (US$30.2 billion) from tourism, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Vietnam received 1.5 million foreign visitors in January, a year-on-year increase of 5%, according to the General Statistics Office.
 
Vietnam welcomes 1.5 million foreign visitors in January.
Vietnam welcomes 1.5 million foreign visitors in January.
Arrivals by road, air in the reviewed period recorded on-year increases of 26.9% and 1.4%, respectively, while growth was also seen in the number of visitors from all five continents.
In January, increases were recorded in the number of holidaymakers from most markets, particularly Thailand (39.7%), Taiwan (China) (31.4%), South Korea (23%), the Philippines (20%), Japan (11.3%) and Malaysia (9.4%).
The number of visitors increased this month because of two main reasons. Firstly, overseas Vietnamese are coming to Vietnam for Tet (Lunar New Year). Secondly, for countries in Europe, the US and Australia, January is winter holiday season, leading to a higher demand in travelling abroad.
Vietnam aims to receive about 18 million foreign visitors and 85 million domestic ones in 2019, and earn more than VND700 trillion (US$30.2 billion) from tourism, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

In 2018, Vietnam welcomed 15.5 million visitors, a 19.9% increase from 2017, statistics of the tourism authority VNAT showed.
Arrivals by road, air in the reviewed period recorded on-year increases of 59.6% and 14.4%, respectively, and the growth was seen in the number of visitors from all the markets.
In 2018, increases were recorded in the number of holidaymakers from most markets, particularly South Korea (44.3%), China (23.9%), Taiwan (China) (15.9%), Thailand (15.8%), Malaysia (12.4%), Japan (3.6%) and Singapore (3.1%).
According to VNAT, Vietnam’s tourism revenue is estimated at VND620 trillion (US$26.5 billion) in 2018, an increase of nearly VND110 trillion against the previous year.
Earlier, Vietnam has been named among the world’s 10 countries you should visit in 2019 if you’re on a budget, according to a list released by Traveller, the essential resource for Australian travel lovers.
“The best meal of your life, ans it will only cost US$2. That’s what’s on offer in Vietnam, not just on one rare occasion, but every time you sit down for breakfast, lunch or dinner,” Traveller wrote.
According to the website, the food here is just so good and cheap. Vietnam has always been popular among budget travelers, and justifiably so. In fact, plenty of people have already visited it. If that’s the case for you, it’s time to go back in 2019, and dig a little deeper. The Mekong Delta, Da Lat or Bong Lai Valley are recommended by the magazine.
Ha Phuong
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