Vietnam’s 2019 International Visits on Target

Vietnam’s 2019 International Visits on Target
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Vietnam clocked 18,008,591 tourist arrivals in 2019, representing a 16.2% increase year-on-year ensuring the country hit its target.

In December alone, tourist arrivals reached  1,710,168 up 24,4% over the same period last year.

Arrivals by airline reached 14,377,509 an increase of 15.2% while overland arrivals totalled 3,366,937 up 20.4%.

The year closed with China leading the source markets supplying 5,806,425 visits up 16.9 but South Korea in second place delivered 4,290,902 visits representing an improvement of 23.1%.

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Japan continued as the third strongest market with 951,962 visits up15.2% and Taiwan in fourth place supplied 926,744 visits up 29.8%

The US took fifth place with 746,171 visits representing an improvement of 8.6%.

Russia continued to be a strong market for Vietnam, with 646,524 visits up by 6.6%.

In Asia, two markets showed outstanding improvements. Thailand generated 509,802 arrivals up by a massive 45.9% while Malaysia clocked 606,206 arrivals up 12.2%.

The build-up in arrivals in 2019 is attributed to improved direct airline services to major destinations in Vietnam, competitive prices and positive feedback in consumer surveys that saw the country gaining awareness and recognition as a safe and appealing destination.

Other positive factors included easier visa rules and the additions to the list of nationalities that enjoy visa-free travel.    

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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