More Than 11 Million International Visitors Travel to Vietnam In The First 8 Months of 2019

According to the General Statistics Office, in August 2019, international visitors to Vietnam were estimated at 1,512,447 arrivals, increase of 14.9% compared to July 2019 and increase of 14.3% compared to August 2018.


In particular, the number of passengers coming by airline transportation reached 1,185,786, accounting for 78.4% (an increase of 11.4% compared to August 2018); arrivals by sea transportation reached 14,159, accounting for 0.9% (an increase of 186.2% compared to August 2018); arrivals by road transportation reached 312,502 passengers, accounting for 20.7% (an increase of 22.9% compared to August 2018).

The increasing numbers of visitors in August adds up to the total number of international visitors to Vietnam in the first 8 months of 2019 estimated at 11,309,232 arrivals, increase 8.7% over the same period in 2018. Of which, the number of visitors came by air transport reached 8,890,702 passengers (an increase of 5.6% compared to the same period in 2018); arrivals by sea reached 171,781 (down 6.0% compared to the same period in 2018); arrivals by road reached 2,246,749 (an increase of 24.9% over the same period in 2018).


Most of other tourist markets increased in 8 months over the same period last year: Thailand (+ 46.3%); Taiwan (+ 27.1%); South Korea (+ 22.5%); Indonesia (+ 19.7%); Philippines (+ 18.2%); Malaysia (+ 14.6%); Japan (+ 13.7%); Spain (+ 9.4%); Italy (+ 8.9%) and Norway (+ 7.1%).

It is estimated that the number of domestic tourists in the first 8 months of 2019 reached 59.7 million. The total revenue from tourists reached VND 442,200 billion, an increase of 9.6% compared to the same period in 2018.


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