Vietnam visits drop
HANOI, 6 March 2013: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism estimates the country welcomed 570,476 international travellers in February representing a 16.33% drop from 681,849 visits during the same month last year.
Thailand’s outbound trips to Vietnam were not enough to keep it on the top 10 supply list. It moved down to 11th position with 15,488 visits. However, it still represented an 18.8% over the same month in the previous year.
China led the field with 130,530 trips, but declined 8.38% from 142,462, followed by South Korea, Japan, the United States, Taiwan and Russia.
All of the country’s top markets are in the Asia/Pacific region with exception of Russia, the United States and France (10th).
The bulk of arrivals in February (462,476) passed through the two main aviation gateways Hanoi and Ho Chi Min City.
VNAT updated its data on website, late last week, sourced from the government statistic office.
Top 10 international arrivals to Vietnam in February 2013