International visitors skyrocket, Vietnam is the top searched destination
The latest data from the General Statistics Office shows that 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. . That is a positive signal after Vietnam announced that it will fully open to tourism from March 15, international flight routes have been restored and many international delegations come to Vietnam to attend the 31st SEA Games.
Generally for 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.
According to the General Statistics Office, among the total number of international visitors to Vietnam in 5 months, the number of visitors from Australia and the Americas increased the most, with 17,806 and 49,675 arrivals respectively, an increase of 2,918% and 2,192% respectively; followed by visitors from Europe with 65,253 arrivals, an increase of more than 975%. Visitors to Asia reached nearly 231,000 arrivals, up 222% and Africa 1,583 arrivals, up 168%.
In addition, among them, visitors arriving by air reached 320.7 thousand arrivals, accounting for 87.8% of international visitors to Vietnam, 6.3 times higher than the same period last year; The rest are visitors by road and a very small number by sea.
Google’s market analysis data shows that there is a very fast increase in the number of searches about Vietnam’s tourism, when Vietnam officially opened to international tourism from March 15.
Globally, Vietnam holds the position of one of the few countries with the highest growth rate, reaching over 75%. The most searched markets for Vietnam tourism are the US, Australia, Singapore, France, Japan, Germany, Canada, India, UK, Thailand, etc. In which, the search volume for airlines is to Vietnam. From the beginning of March, 2022, it increased sharply, if on March 1, it increased by 283% compared to the same period in 2021, then by March 15, it increased to 386%; by the beginning of April 2022, it increased by 600% and by the middle of April, it reached an increase of 800% compared to the same period last year.
The volume of international searches for accommodation in Vietnam also shows a clear growth trend. At the time of March 1, the search volume increased by 27% over the same period, by mid-March it increased to 40%, by the beginning of April 2022, it jumped to 114% compared to the same period in 2021 and continued to remain at the same level. increased in April.
Domestic tourism has also shown a clear improvement. According to data from the General Statistics Office, revenue of accommodation and catering services in the first five months of 2022 increased by 15.7% over the same period last year as people’s demand increased along with the series of 31 SEA Games events. helped the industry’s revenue in May increase by 69.3% year-on-year. In which, the revenue of some localities increased sharply such as Can Tho up 39.7%, Hanoi up 34.2%, Dong Nai up 22.6%, Quang Ninh up 17.3%,…
Travel revenue in the first five months of the year 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 which attracted many international delegations to Vietnam. Notably, Khanh Hoa increased by 347.6%; Can Tho increased by 88%; Phu Tho increased by 80.6%; Quang Nam increased by 67.8%; Hanoi increased by 61%; Quang Binh increased by 29.6%…
The plan to open tourism activities under new normal conditions has just been officially issued by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. From March 15, international visitors to Vietnam only need to test negative for Covid-19, not quarantine, and do not need a “vaccine passport”.
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