Average spending of Chinese tourists not high in Vietnam

China remains the largest source market for Vietnam's tourism, but the average spending of each Chinese tourist is only at the 8th place among Vietnam’s top ten source markets to reach over VND19 million.

Average spending of Chinese tourists not high in Vietnam
Tourists are seen at Hoi An Ancient Town. Average spending by each Chinese tourist only reached the 8th place among Vietnam’s top ten source markets

The number of Chinese visitors to Vietnam totaled almost five million arrivals last year, which was 1.48 million arrivals higher than that of South Koreans, but the gap between their total spending in Vietnam remained quite small, at VND94 trillion and VND92 trillion, respectively, according to the Vietnam Tourism Annual Report 2018 released by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

The average spending of South Korean tourists was some VND26 million each, while that of each Chinese was a mere VND19 million, followed by tourists from Malaysia and Thailand, at some VND17 million and VND16 million, respectively.

Commenting on these two major markets of Vietnamese inbound tourism, VNAT said that China still remains Vietnam’s main source of tourists, but its growth momentum has been slowing down. No effective measures had been available, to date, to encourage sustainable development from this neighboring market.

Meanwhile, Vietnam recorded a sharply rising number of South Korean visitors over the last couple of years, and there is still much room to exploit the potential of the South Korean market.

 

In addition, Vietnam saw the highest average spending from Australian tourists, at more than VND36 million each, followed by that of tourists from Russia and the U.S.

The report also shows that the local tourism sector gained over VND630 trillion in revenues last year, up 17% against the 2017 figure, with revenues contributed by international tourists accounting for some 60%.

Vietnam’s top ten source tourism markets include China, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, which contributed over 70% to the country’s total revenues from international tourists. Of this, revenues generated from the two largest markets, China and South Korea, made up over 48%. SGT

Dao Loan

 
 

Other News

.
Famed stewed fish in the heart of the Old Quarter
Famed stewed fish in the heart of the Old Quarter
TRAVELicon  02/09/2020 

The old green Hang Be Market was well known for various ready-to-eat dishes.

Short tours in favour for National Day
Short tours in favour for National Day
TRAVELicon  01/09/2020 

People nationwide will enjoy a one-day holiday tomorrow to celebrate National Day and safe holidays are the order of the day amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reeling Hanoi tourism sector plots recovery
Reeling Hanoi tourism sector plots recovery
TRAVELicon  01/09/2020 

Tran Trung Hieu, deputy director of the Hanoi Tourism Department, talks on his department’s plan to attract tourists to the city in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam down 66 per cent in eight months
Foreign arrivals to Vietnam down 66 per cent in eight months
TRAVELicon  31/08/2020 

In the first eight months of 2020, foreign arrivals into Vietnam reached only 3.8 million, down by 67 per cent compared to the figure of 11.3 million recorded in the same period last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted travel.

Vietnam to reopen air routes to RoK, Japan on September 15
Vietnam to reopen air routes to RoK, Japan on September 15
TRAVELicon  31/08/2020 

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has built a plan to resume international air routes, firstly the ones linking with the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Japan on September 15.

Ripening rice fields in Vietnam's northwestern region
Ripening rice fields in Vietnam's northwestern region
TRAVELicon  02/09/2020 

Ripening rice terraced fields are one of Vietnam’s northwestern region most special attractions at this time of the year as autumn nears.

Vietnam serves nearly 3.8 million international tourists
Vietnam serves nearly 3.8 million international tourists
TRAVELicon  30/08/2020 

Vietnam served nearly 3.8 million international visitors in the first eight months of this year, a decrease of nearly 67% compared to the same period last year.

A trek up Vi Ba Mountain
A trek up Vi Ba Mountain
TRAVELicon  30/08/2020 

Vi Ba Mountain, also known as Lon (Big) Mountain, Vung Tau City, is ideal for trekkers. All along the trek are peaceful views with beaches on one side and cliffs on the other.

Ngo Mon square - historical site of August Revolution
Ngo Mon square - historical site of August Revolution
TRAVELicon  29/08/2020 

The last emperor of the last dynasty of Vietnam, Bao Dai, read to a large crowd an edict of abdication on 30 August, 1945 in front of the Ngo Mon gate in Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue Province.

Lai Chau develops community tourism
Lai Chau develops community tourism
TRAVELicon  30/08/2020 

The northern province of Lai Chau, situated 450km northwest of Hanoi, is not as popular a destination as Sa Pa in Lao Cai Province or Moc Chau in Son La Province. Yet it has a primitive and mysterious beauty that is well worth exploring.

Hanoi specialties during autumn months
Hanoi specialties during autumn months
TRAVELicon  28/08/2020 

While many people arrive in the capital for the purpose of studying or working, plenty decide to spend the rest of their life there just because of Hanoi’s unique specialties that make the city so special during the autumn.

A view into the unique Pa Co brocade market of Son La
A view into the unique Pa Co brocade market of Son La
TRAVELicon  28/08/2020 

Located on the way to Moc Chau district, the Pa Co brocade market in the northern mountainous province of Son La provides tourists with a special experience, with the site only open on Sundays.

The heritage banyan at a sacred temple
The heritage banyan at a sacred temple
TRAVELicon  27/08/2020 

The ancient banyan at the temple dedicated to Tan Vien Son Thanh in Quyt Hamlet, Ba Vi, Hanoi, is the green "treasure" of Doai - the cloud-covered land. It is believed that the tree has witnessed the history of a thousand years.

HCM City devises two scenarios to revive tourism
HCM City devises two scenarios to revive tourism
TRAVELicon  26/08/2020 

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism has mapped out two scenarios to kick-start the tourism market post-COVID-19.

Con Dao from “hell on earth” to “tourist paradise”
Con Dao from “hell on earth” to “tourist paradise”
TRAVELicon  27/08/2020 

Con Dao has been voted one of the best “secret” and most “appealing” islands on earth by Australian Lonely Planet and US Travel and Leisure magazines.

Ren conical hat-making village in Phu Tho
Ren conical hat-making village in Phu Tho
TRAVELicon  29/08/2020 

Nestled on the peaceful Lo River, Ren Village in Gia Thanh Commune, Phu Ninh District, Phu Tho Province, is famous for the traditional craft of conical hat making.

Enjoy the unique black banh mi of Quang Ninh
Enjoy the unique black banh mi of Quang Ninh
TRAVELicon  26/08/2020 

Bread comes in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. There’s traditional loaves, burger buns, baguettes and of course, banh mi.

Vietnamese food: Squid cakes
Vietnamese food: Squid cakes
TRAVELicon  26/08/2020 

Ha Long Bay is not the only thing famous in Quang Ninh Province as this is also where the most ink-credible squid cakes are made. 

Cu Lao Cham through the lens of Greek adventurer
Cu Lao Cham through the lens of Greek adventurer
TRAVELicon  25/08/2020 

Cu Lao Cham, also known as the Cham islands, is a small archipelago situated off the coast of the central province of Quang Nam. It emerges as a popular destination among adventure lovers due to its pristine and romantic beauty.

Hanoi to provide free Wi-Fi at tourist sites
Hanoi to provide free Wi-Fi at tourist sites
TRAVELicon  24/08/2020 

Hanoi plans to provide free Wi-Fi at all tourist sites in four districts and one town in the city.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN