During the New Year’s Day, many provinces in Vietnam saw a huge number of international tourists return.
According to data from Quang Nam province’s Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the number of international visitors here over the recent holiday reached 89,000. It was nearly three times higher than the number of domestic visitors (31,000).
Aside from Quang Nam, other provinces throughout the country saw positive signals. Thua Thien – Hue welcomed 19,000 visitors, with 50% being foreigners. Over 58,000 tourists went to Da Nang, with 60% being international visitors. Khanh Hoa welcomed 355,000 tourists, with 11 international flights every day and more than 200 people per flight on average.
Meanwhile, the two biggest cities in the country, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, recorded international arrivals of 38,000 and 35,000 respectively. In Hanoi, the occupancy rate of foreign visitors reached nearly 30%. They are mainly from Japan, Germany, South Korea, and the US.
According to the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Departments of Tourism, due to the relatively short New Year’s Day, the number of domestic tourists was not high. The occupancy rate in tourist cities was just over 60%. Most people preferred staycation rather than long trips.