HANOI, 7 September 2018: International visits to Vietnam reached 1,323,546 in August representing a 7.7% increase over the same month last year, according to provisional figures released by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism on Tuesday.
International arrivals for the eight months, January to August, totalled 10,403,893, an increase of 22.8% over the same period last year.Top supply markets remain unchanged in August and for the eight months with China leading followed by South Korea.
During the eight months, Asia generated 8,034,884 of all visits, up 27% with China, South Korea and Japan the top suppliers.
Up to the end of August, China supplied 3,402,308 visits, up 28%, South Korea 2,86,714, up 52.4% and Japan 545,721, up 5.3%. While the percentage growth of the Japan outbound market is always in the single digit range it is recognised as mature market with a consistent high revenue performance.
Other strong Asian supply markets included Taiwan in fifth place with 469,300 visits, up 14% and Malaysia in seventh place with 334,036, up 13%, attributed to the increase in low-cost airline services between the two countries.
In fourth place, the US was the strongest supply market outside of Asia with 485,931 visits, up 14.5%.
Russia was the highest of all European markets with 413,371 visits, up 7.5%. Two European markets that enjoy visa-free entry to Vietnam, the UK and France, were placed ninth and 10th in the top markets list. The UK market supplied 207,443 visits, an increase of 6.7% and France 199,167 visits, a gain of 10.6%.
|August 2018 (estimate)
|Accrued for 8 months of 2018(Arrivals)||August 2018 vs, July 2018 (%)||August 2018 vs, August 2017 (%)||8 months 2018 vs, 8 months 2017 (%)|
|By means of transportation|
|1. By air||1,064,398||8,422,316||107.7||100.1||117.3|
|2. By sea||4,948||182,715||121.3||272.2||101.6|
|3. By road||254,200||1,798,862||129.4||154.9||162.1|