Vietnam draws over 2.69 million foreign tourists in Q1 hinh anh 1Foreigners stroll along a beach in the central coastal city of Da Nang. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam welcomed more than 2.69 million foreign tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2023, 29.7 times higher than that of the same period last year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported.

Most of the foreign visitors, 89.8%, came to Vietnam by air, 9% by road, and 1.2% by sea.

The office estimated revenue from accommodation and catering services in the three months to hit 161 trillion VND (6.85 billion USD). Meanwhile, thanks to exciting cultural and tourism activities in the first months of the year across localities, travel businesses earned about 6.8 trillion VND, a 2.2-fold increase from last year.

Vietnam draws over 2.69 million foreign tourists in Q1 hinh anh 2Illustrative photo (Source:
This year, the tourism sector has set a target of serving 110 million tourists, including some 8 million foreign holidaymakers, and raking in approximately 650 trillion VND (27.67 billion USD) in revenue.

Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association Vu The Binh said given that Chinese tourists have returned to Vietnam and the strongest visa policy ever will soon be approved, the number of international visitors to the country will surely increase.

All tourism businesses expect the figure to surpass the set targets, he said./.