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Vietnam’s tourism has recorded growth in 2023 but recovery has been slow, and pre-pandemic tourism figures have not been reached.
Many resort real estate firms are in distress as resorts receive few guests amid signs of resort oversupply.
Returning to Vietnam for the 14th time for a journey scheduled to last one month, a traveler from Australia was impressed by the delicious food and vibrant life in Da Nang, Hanoi and HCM City.
Trung and Nhung, a Vietnamese couple, on the way to travel across Vietnam on Tet holiday, saw a foreigner who was facing troubles because of strong winds in Ninh Thuan.
In 2024, Vietnam's tourism revenues are expected to reach US$11 billion, which will surpass the pre-pandemic amount of $10.8 billion in 2019.
Vietnam’s tourism industry should not focus on the number of tourists but the revenue it earns, experts have said.
Foreign cruise ships have returned to Vietnam. The ‘western streets’ of Ta Hien in Hanoi and Bui Vien in HCM City are full of tourists on weekends.
The number of foreign travelers to Vietnam was 1.65 million in January-September 2022, while the yearly target is 5 million, said the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
International visitors to the country reached 954,600 during the opening seven months of the year, representing a 10-fold increase compared to the same period from last year, according to figures revealed by the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Domestic tourism continues to lead the way, with HCM City remaining the top destination for local travel in 2022, according to a study, ‘Summer Travel Trends,’ released by online digital travel platform Agoda.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) is making extra effort to realise the target of welcoming five million foreign visitors amid a decline in the number of tourists from China and Russia.
Four months after Vietnam reopened its borders to tourism markets overseas, the number of foreign arrivals has yet to meet expectations, despite some improvements being made.
Ranked after India with a modest gap of one percent, Vietnam is among the countries with the highest enthusiasm for traveling now and for confidence in welcoming foreign travelers.