Int’l arrivals jump, Vietnam among most-searched destinations

International arrivals to Vietnam jumped significantly in May while the country rose to be among the most-searched destinations after international tourism reopened.

According to the General Statistics Office, international arrivals to Vietnam reached 172,900, a month-on-month rise of over 70 percent.

For the January-May period, Vietnam welcomed a total of 365,300 international arrivals, 4.5 times higher than the same period last year but 95 percent lower than the same period of 2019, when COVID-19 restrictions were not in place.

Data from Google showed that there were rapid increases in the search volume for holidays in Vietnam, making the country one of the most-searched destinations since international tourism was reopened on March 15.

Searches for airlines to Vietnam increased drastically, by 800 percent as of mid-April over the same period last year. Searches for hotels in Vietnam increased by 114 percent.

Vietnam is aiming to receive five million foreign tourists this year./.