Although China approved group tours to Vietnam from March 15th, the number of Chinese tourists coming to Vietnam is still increasing slowly. In five months, Vietnam only welcomed nearly 400,000 Chinese tourists.
Statistics from the General Statistics Office show that international arrivals to Vietnam in May reached an estimated 916.3 thousand people, a 6.9% decrease compared to the previous month but 5.3 times higher than the same period in 2022.
For the first five months of 2023, international arrivals to Vietnam reached nearly 4.6 million people, 12.6 times higher than the same period last year but still only 63% compared to the same period in 2019.
Among the total of nearly 4.6 million international arrivals to Vietnam in the first five months of this year, South Korean tourists still lead with 247,538 arrivals, bringing the total number of South Korean tourists since the beginning of the year to nearly 1.318 million. This is the largest tourist market in Vietnam.
Vietnam welcomed the first Chinese delegation by land after the country allowed the opening of a group tour to Vietnam (Photo: Thuy Ha)