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Vietnam reports strong travel demand

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HANOI, 7 June 2019: Vietnam continues to clock a positive trend in tourist arrivals for the first four months of 2019.

International arrivals reached 5,968,880 representing an increase of 7.6% over the same period last year.

During April, arrivals reached 1,468,766 an increase of 9.5% when compared with April 2018.

Tourist visits continue to be driven by the China and Korea markets. Trips from Korea reached 1,445,879 an increase of 23.2% over the four months of 2018. China is still the top supplier with 1,707,819 trips, but since the beginning of the year the pace has dropped off with the four months down 3.8% when compared with the same period in 2018.

Thailand is emerging as a strong supply market for Vietnam this year with 174,777 trips up 46.5%. Other emerging source markets include Indonesia with 38,540 trips, but up 29.1%.

Taiwan remains a strong reliable source with 284,310 visits in the first quarter up 25%, while steady Japan delivered 302,804 up by 8.2%.

Russia another steady traditional market for Vietnam delivered 273,782 trips up an improvement of 4.5%

 

April 2019 (estimate)
(Arrivals)

Accrued for 4 months of 2019(Arrivals)

 April 2019 vs, March 2018 (%)

April 2019 vs, April 2018 (%)

4 months 2019 vs, 4 months 2018 (%)

Total

1,468,766

5,968,880

104.2

109.5

107.6

By means of transportation

1. By air

1,157,767

4,674,030

105.9

108.3

105.4

2. By sea

44,432

119,466

220.5

199.4

84.1

3. By road

266,567

1,175,384

89.7

106.3

121.1

By markets

1. Asia

1,132,070

4,522,462

106.1

111.5

108.5

Thailand

50,189

174,777

112.5

140.1

146.5

Indonesia

12,174

36,540

145.3

161.8

129.1

Taiwan

77,215

284,310

118.1

122.5

125.0

Philippines

16,004

58,132

119.2

123.6

124.4

Korea

338,085

1,445,879

100.7

120.2

123.2

Malaysia

61,834

205,463

118.7

128.0

115.7

Japan

69,449

302,804

84.1

107.9

108.2

Hong Kong

2,949

19,400

53.9

72.9

106.5

Singapore

26,242

94,501

106.5

109.8

103.1

China

426,746

1,707,819

109.1

101.7

96.2

Laos

7,763

34,333

98.7

95.6

81.1

Campuchia

12,844

46,835

119.2

71.5

54.6

Others

30,576

111,669

120.3

107.1

109.6

2. America

81,863

375,322

96.5

101.0

105.1

USA

61,296

280,996

99.5

102.5

106.7

Canada

14,364

68,129

83.5

98.9

104.1

Others

6,203

26,197

103.1

91.4

92.4

3. Europe

206,205

891,440

92.2

104.3

105.7

Denmark

4,483

21,445

85.2

117.4

112.1

Switzerland

4,187

15,994

127.0

114.0

112.1

Norway

2,646

12,034

106.1

104.8

111.0

Italy

6,035

28,962

81.7

111.5

110.5

Sweden

3,350

31,319

50.4

97.8

108.9

Germany

23,482

95,693

89.0

109.4

107.0

Holland

6,166

26,861

91.4

106.0

105.5

Spain

5,584

18,122

135.7

102.7

105.2

England

34,169

124,048

116.4

105.3

104.9

Russia

58,164

273,782

84.4

98.9

104.5

France

32,159

119,481

99.9

105.5

104.5

Belgium

3,530

11,180

138.5

99.9

100.7

Finland

1,337

12,931

43.4

62.2

89.5

Others

20,913

99,588

82.5

112.2

108.3

4. Oceania

44,298

163,625

143.6

101.0

100.4

New Zealand

5,520

16,071

193.3

116.4

107.2

Australia

38,679

147,201

138.6

99.1

99.7

Others

99

353

99.0

122.2

90.5

5. Africa

4,330

16,031

130.5

116.4

108.3

(Source: Government Statistics Office)

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