Foreign tourists to Vietnam record surge over New Year holiday
Update: Jan 03, 2024
Tourist destinations across the country, including Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc all welcomed a large number of international visitors during the three-day New Year holiday.

From December 30, 2023, to January 1, 2024, Ho Chi Minh City served a total of 46,528 foreign arrivals, marking an annual surge of 86.1%. Total tourism revenue was estimated to stand at nearly VND6.4 trillion, soaring by 7.7% compared to the same period from last year.

In line with this, Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism reported that most foreign tourists coming to the city were cruise passengers from Europe, the United States, Australia, and Japan.

Meanwhile, the reviewed period also saw Ha Noi welcome 72,000 foreigners, a 2.1-fold increase from last year. The capital earned VND1.5 trillion from the tourism sector, up by 73% on-year.

Destinations that attracted large numbers of tourists include Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) lake and its surrounding areas, as well as famous sites such as the Ha Noi Old Quarter, the Temple of Literature, Thang Long Imperial Citadel, and Ba Vi National Park.

Elsewhere, the central city of Da Nang received 261,000 visitors, up 34.7%, with the number of foreigners accounting for half with around 138,000 arrivals.

Furthermore, Quang Nam province, home to the ancient city Hoi An, saw a sharp increase in terms of the number of international travelers to 91,000, up 169% compared to last year.

Around 35,500 foreign travelers visited the southcentral coastal province of Khanh Hoa, representing a five-fold rise from 2023. According to Cam Ranh International Airport, from December 30, 2023, to January 1, 2024, on average the airport received a total of 24 domestic flights and 28 international flights per day.

December 31 also saw luxury cruise ship Westerdam dock at the Nha Trang port of Nha Trang bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the world, bringing with it approximately 2,000 foreign visitors, mostly Dutch travelers, to the central coastal city which is also the capital of Khanh Hoa province.

Moreover, Phu Quoc island city in the southern province of Kien Giang welcomed 88,209 tourists, including 15,029 foreign arrivals. The locality’s tourism industry raked in VND369 billion throughout the three-day holiday.

VOV - - January 2nd, 2024