Vietnam’s tourism in top gear

October 11, 2017 by  
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HANOI, 11 October 2017:  Vietnam’s tourism is powering along gathering a head count of almost 9.5 million visitors for the first nine months of the year.

Based on the country’s Government Statistics Office estimates international visits reached 9,448,331, an increase of 28.4% over the same period last year.

Of that total, 8 million travellers arrived in the country by air and 7 million of them were from Asia. China and South Korea accounted for well over half of the total Asian arrivals at 4,650,550. That’s a substantial market share and risky for the travel industry if one of those markets takes a tumble.  Travel from China increased 47% and from South Korea by 51%. Read more

Vietnam’s travel arrivals soar

September 11, 2017 by  
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HANOI, 11 September 2017: Vietnam welcomed 1,229,163 international visitor arrivals in August, an increase of 18.5% over July and a substantial 35.1% increase over August last year.

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism released performance details sourced from the General Statistic Office, last week,  during the International Travel Expo in Ho Chi Minh City.

During January to August, international visitor arrivals reached 8,472,379, representing an increase of 29.7%. Read more

Chinese spending spree in Singapore

August 1, 2017 by  
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SINGAPORE, 1 August 2017: Singapore’s international tourist arrivals grew 4% reaching 4.3 million visits, during the first quarter of this year, while tourist receipts reached SGD6.4 billion, up 15% on Q1 2016.

China was top of the pile on two counts; tourist receipts and arrivals.  Tourist receipts earned SGD1,075 million representing an increase of 30% and the China market supplied 851,000 visits, up 14%.

Indonesia was second supplying SGD688 million improving 16% and 720,000 visits, up a marginal 2%. Read more

Cambodia makes a 12% surge

July 14, 2017 by  
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PHNOM PENH, 14 July 2017: Cambodia’s tourist arrivals improved 12.5% during January to May this year, according to the Statistics and Tourist Information Department.

Released by the Ministry of Tourism, Wednesday, the latest data showed the country welcomed 2,284,630 international travellers compared to 2,030,762 during the same period last year.

Outbound trips by Cambodians reached 700,027 up 18.8% for the first five months of the year from 589,181 trips during the same period in 2016. Read more

Where are the GIs hiding?

June 23, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 23 June 2017: Thailand’s government has asked all 77 provinces to establish their own Geographical Indications (GIs) for local products in an effort to offer diversity and attract more international visitors beyond the major tourist destinations.

Prime Minister’s Office spokesperson, Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, said each province has been asked to promote at least one locally made product for GI signage.

He advised provinces to locate products in communities that do not yet have a tourism draw card.  Read more

Vietnam tourism grows 26%

June 2, 2017 by  
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HANOI, 2 June 2017: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism estimates the country welcomed 972,844 international visitors in May representing an increase of 26.8% over the same month last year.

China was the top supply market with 300,531 visits improving 35.5%. Other top performers were South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Russia.

Thailand in eighth spot recorded 24,763 visits down 2.4% when compared with the same month last year. Read more

TAT welcomes 20th million visitor

August 28, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 28 August 2015: Thailand’s visitor arrivals surged by 1 million in just 10 days marked by the arrival of the country’s 20th million visitor Thursday.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand claims it showed that the widely projected temporary downturn in arrivals following the 17 August attack at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok had failed to materialise.

The 20 millionth visitor, Shoji Omori from Japan, was given the traditional surprise welcome at Suvarnabhumi Airport by executives and representatives of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways International, the Immigration Bureau, Airports of Thailand and True Corporation.

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