Vietnam has welcomed over 7.8 million international visitors in the first 8 months, approaching the target of 8 million visitors set for the entire year.
According to data from the General Statistics Office, international arrivals to Vietnam reached 1.2 million in August 2023, a 17.2% increase compared to the previous month, and 2.5 times higher than the same period last year.
Cumulatively for the first 8 months of this year, international visitors to the country have totaled over 7.8 million, a 5.4-fold increase compared to the same period last year, but still only 69.2% compared to the same period in 2019 – a year unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Among these, South Korea continues to lead as the top source market for visitors to Vietnam in August, with nearly 386,000 arrivals, bringing the total from the “land of kimchi” to 2.27 million since the beginning of the year.
Vietnam achieved 97.5% of the plan to welcome international visitors in 2023.