Check status
Vietnam Visa ×

VietnamVisa.org.vn
Support 8:00 - 22:00 (GMT+7)

Tourist arrivals slide in October

October 28, 2014 0 COMMENT

International arrivals to Vietnam in October dipped 11.1% compared to the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Tourist arrivals slide in October

So far this year, traffic from Finland plummeted by 59%, followed by Russia (down 32%), Thailand (28%), Taiwan (21%), China (19%) and Sweden (15%).

The number of holiday-makers to Vietnam by sea plummeted overall by 90%, while those travelling by air and sea routes fell by 15% and 64%, respectively.

The Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme (ESRT) also surveyed over 3,000 visitors who travelled to Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Ha Long and Sapa – the five major tourist attractions in Vietnam.

The results of the survey showed the number of visitors on return holiday to these five places was very low, standing at a meagre 6%.

The survey suggests that more marketing need be done to raise the image of the nation to international groups, in order to get their enthusiastic support to promote tourism to Vietnam.

Both domestic and international visitors reported they were eager to recommend Vietnam as a must see travel destination, however international tourism agencies and groups are still lukewarm on the making the suggestion.

Tourists are keen on organising tours by themselves and bypassing travel agencies. Nature, landscape and atmosphere were the most important determinants for their stay in the country, the survey shows.

(VOV)

RELATED POSTS

Jun 28, 2018

Foreign tourists happy with Vietnam’s visa exemption policy

From the beginning of July, citizens from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy will enjoy visa exemptions for the next three years, until June 30, 2021, as approved by...

Read More ›
Jun 12, 2018

Passengers warned to get to Tan Son Nhat Airport early

National carrier Vietnam Airlines has recommended passengers be present at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City as early as possible to avoid traffic jams. Passengers have been warned...

Read More ›
May 07, 2018

Late visa policy announcement challenges tourism

The visa exemption policy for citizens of five European countries will expire in the next three months. Whether and when it might be renewed are still open questions, creating a...

Read More ›
Mar 30, 2018

Ha Noi-Vietnam among world’s top destinations for 2018

Ha Noi has been ranked 12th among the 25 best destinations for 2018 globally, according to TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards. “The charming Vietnamese capital has aged well, preserving the Old...

Read More ›