The number of Chinese arrivals to Vietnam hit a record high in January, especially during the celebration of the Lunar New Year, with a surge of 72.6% year-on-year.

The total number of foreign arrivals to Vietnam hit nearly 2 million this January, the biggest record ever, according to the General Statistics Office.

Those traveling by air and sea reached 1.6 million and 80,092, up 38.9% and 231.5% year on year while the number of road travelers slightly fell by 5.8%

One of the most flourishing source markets for Vietnam this January was Cambodia with an impressive growth of 320.9% while the increases of other markets including Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, the United States, Norway, and Russia ranged from 16.1%-42.5%.

Vietnam welcomed in January 1.5 million Asian tourists, accounting for 77.4%, up 39.9% year-on-year. The number of European, American, Australian and African arrivals increased 11.5%, 19%, 7.8%, and 22%, respectively. 


Vietnam is expected to witness a strong fluctuation in the number of inbound arrivals due to the outbreak of coronavirus. To prevent the possible contraction, Vietnam adopted some safety measures including banning arrivals from epidemic-hit areas, limiting the stay of Chinese tourists to a maximum of 14 days, among others.

A series of hotels and restaurants across Vietnam’s cities serving Chinese tourists including Nha Trang and Da Nang are being hit seriously due to the coronavirus outbreak. hanoitimes 

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Foreign tourists experience farming life in Trang An

Foreign tourists experience farming life in Trang An

Eco-tours that guarantee full immersion in the agricultural lifestyle of rural Vietnam have attracted more visitors to Trang An tourist site in the northern province of Ninh Binh.

Traditional village market attracts tourists

Traditional village market attracts tourists

A traditional village market has recently opened at Phong Nha Ke Bang national park. The colours and atmosphere of a traditional market, along with folk games, have drawn visitors’ attention.