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Vietnam welcomes 2.95 million foreign tourists over 11-month period

The country welcomed 2.95 million foreign visitors during the initial 11 months of the year, a figure 21.1 times higher compared to the same period from last year, but still down 81.9% compared with pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

According to figures given by the General Statistics Office (GSO), November alone witnessed the country welcome 596,900 foreign visitors, up 23.2% over the previous month and 39.7 times higher compared to the figure recorded in the same period from last year.

In terms of international arrivals, visitors arriving by air accounted for 88.9% during the reviewed period, while those entering the country by road and sea made up 11.1% and 0.03% of arrivals, respectively.

The GSO also reported that revenues from accommodation and catering services during the opening 11 months of the year amounted to VND536.3 trillion, an annual surge of 56.5%.

Meanwhile, earnings from travelling services reached roughly VND22.9 trillion, 4.1 times higher than the figure recorded in the same period last year.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) developed a special email system as part of efforts aimed at promoting Vietnamese tourism at https://mail.vietnam.travel.

This marks the first time that the local tourism industry has set up an email system in order to serve tourism promotion activities. The purpose of the move is to enhance digital transformation in the tourism sector, with a greater focus placed on building tools and applications in a bid to increase travel experience.

So far, the Vietnamese tourism industry has adopted the email system in a bid to promote tourism and to serve the state management, https://mail.vietnamtourism.gov.vn/, as a contribution to gradually completing the transactional email system in the tourism industry.

Source: VOV

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