International Tourism Boom In Vietnam

Vietnam is not yet included in the list of most visited country in Asia or the world but there is no denying that that country has seen rapid growth in terms of tourism in the last few years. There are many reasons to visit Vietnam, from the culture to the heritage while others want to experience luxury spa in Saigon which is a treat for many tourists coming from different parts of the world.

According to overall figures, the total number of global arrivals in Vietnam has increased three times since 2010 when it was only around five million. Recent figures from 2018 revealed that the international arrivals have reached 15.5 million. In comparison to the number of tourists in 2017, there was an increase of about 2.7 million.

According to the same survey, majority of the global travellers coming to Vietnam is partial to air travel compared to others means of transportation – sea and land. Tourists from China and Korea are the largest Asian groups that flock Vietnam. According to an estimate for the previous month, there were 516,351 tourists from China while 383,205 were from Korea.

Third largest group of tourists were from Europe at 228,986 which is quite a distance compared to the figures from Asian countries. With the tourism boom, the revenue of Vietnam has also spiked. In 2018, the country’s total revenue was around $26.75 billion which is $4.75 billion higher than the previous year.

The last few months proved that Chinese tourists are starting to notice Vietnam. In fact, there are more bookings from Chinese travellers going to Vietnam compared to Thailand which is one of the top destinations for Chinese tourists.

Comparing the data from 2017 and 2018, the previous year is higher by 27 per cent while the average growth in the last four years is around 35 per cent considering the figures from the month of February.

Chinese travellers who wanted to experience luxury spa in Saigon no longer need to get a visa before they leave their home country because they can get one as soon as they arrive in Vietnam with the help of the new system called visa-on-arrival.