Vietnam earned 85.6 trillion VND in tourism income (greater than 3.6 billion USD) from January to February, based on the Nationwide Tourism Administration.
In the course of the first two months of this 12 months, the nation welcomed 1.8 million international vacationers and 20 million home vacationers, the Vietnam Nationwide Tourism Administration (VNTA) stated.
In February alone, worldwide arrivals totaled practically 933,000, principally from the Republic of Korea, the USA, China, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia and Australia.
The variety of home vacationers throughout this month was estimated at seven million, of which about 4.6 million vacationers keep in a single day.
As China has reopened its cross-border journey since January 8, 2023, ANTV has launched various actions to welcome Chinese language holidaymakers to Vietnam.
Previous to the COVID-19 pandemic, China was the most important supply market of vacationers to Vietnam, recording over 5.8 million arrivals in 2019. The share has elevated from 23% in 2015 to 32% in 2019.
In keeping with official figures, Vietnam solely acquired 3.6 million international vacationers final 12 months, about 20 p.c of the pre-pandemic stage. This 12 months, it’s aiming for 8 million arrivals.
For a number of weeks, native tourism organizations and consultants have been calling on the Vietnamese authorities to ease visa restrictions to hurry up the restoration of tourism.
Alain Cany, President of the European Chamber of Commerce, insists on the necessity to “prolong the visa to 30 days in comparison with the present 15 days, and to use this regime to all residents of European Union nations”.
In the present day, Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain and Sweden are the European nations whose residents are allowed to enter Vietnam with out having to acquire a vacationer visa for stays of as much as 15 days (14 nights on website).
By means of comparability, Vietnam exempts vacationers from round twenty nations from visas, in comparison with greater than 100 for Malaysia and the Philippines and round sixty for Thailand.
Alternatively, an increasing number of international traders are suggesting that Vietnam resume its three-month multiple-entry visa coverage (out there earlier than Covid). In the present day, international vacationers can’t keep in Vietnam for greater than a month, and above all, they’ll solely enter Vietnamese territory as soon as; thus, in the course of the journey, it’s not potential to go to a neighboring nation after which return to Vietnam.