The variety of overseas guests to the nation is 16 occasions larger than the identical interval final 12 months, the info from Normal Statistics Workplace confirmed.
Complete income from lodging and catering companies reached over 430 trillion VND in 9 months, up over 54 p.c 12 months on 12 months.
Touring companies raked in additional than 18 trillion VND in revenues, 3.9 occasions larger than the identical interval final 12 months, because of robust restoration of tourism actions, particularly home tourism.
Nonetheless, these figures are a lot decrease than that the identical time in 2019 earlier than COVID-19 broke out.
Vietnam absolutely reopened borders to vacationers from March 15. The nation goals to welcome 5 million worldwide arrivals this 12 months, however the nation might not attain purpose of 5 million worldwide guests in 2022.
At a latest occasion, Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh, Normal Director of the Normal Division of Tourism, mentioned that in January-July 2022, worldwide guests to Vietnam reached 954,600, 10 occasions over the identical interval in 2021 however nonetheless 90.3% lower than that of the time earlier than the Covid-19 outbreak.
This was practically 15% of the yearly plan, which goals to welcome 5 million worldwide guests.
Mr. Hoang Nhan Chinh, Head of the Secretariat of the Tourism Advisory Board (TAB), advised VietNamNet this Could that Vietnam must welcome over 650,000 guests per thirty days within the remaining months of the 12 months as a way to obtain the yearly goal. Nonetheless, this can be very tough.
Mr. Cao Tri Dung, Chairman of the Da Nang Tourism Affiliation, mentioned that though the tourism business has tried its finest, Vietnam might solely obtain 2 million worldwide guests this 12 months.
Explaining why the variety of worldwide vacationers to Vietnam has not been excessive but, Normal Director Nguyen Trung Khanh mentioned the Russia-Ukraine battle has affected the resumption of Vietnam – Russia flight routes. Additionally, a lot of the markets in Northeast Asia are nonetheless imposing robust pandemic prevention and management measures.
Mr. Phung Quang Thang, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Journey Affiliation, mentioned that it’s essential to take 2019 as a milestone and goal. Emphasizing the significance of overseas guests, he mentioned that income introduced by 18.5 million overseas guests is way bigger than that from 85 million home vacationers.
Minister of Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung mentioned that in 2022, Vietnam’s tourism business goals to serve 60 million home vacationers. By the top of July, the determine was already over 71 million guests. That reveals the suitable route of the tourism business in focusing extra on native vacationers.
The Minister mentioned that previously, the spending of worldwide guests, in response to incomplete statistics, was 1,500 USD per customer in Thailand and fewer than 1,000 USD in Vietnam. Excessive hopes are positioned on worldwide vacationers, however it’s tough to say if the advantages can be larger.
Due to this fact, it’s essential to fastidiously contemplate which markets Vietnam ought to concentrate on.
There are a lot of bottlenecks that should be eliminated to advertise the tourism business, consultants mentioned.
The primary is the visa coverage. Mr. Nguyen Thien Phuc, Product Director of Vidotour Indochina Journey, recommended that administration companies have extra open insurance policies relating to visas, particularly rushing up the issuance of e-visas. It’s mandatory to revive the visa coverage used earlier than the pandemic.
Mr. Cao Tri Dung mentioned that some locations in Vietnam have excellent merchandise, which compete nicely with locations which have developed over the previous 20-30 years, equivalent to Bali (Indonesia) and Phuket (Thailand). Nonetheless, they want extra promotion.
Mr. Dung recommended selling tourism on-line, particularly when 70% of consumers seek for data earlier than touring. Localities have to construct their very own tourism database and join it to platforms like Fb, Instagram, and Tiktok. A plan on digital transformation for the tourism business is a should.
Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Director of the Institute for Tourism Improvement Analysis, mentioned that one of many issues of the tourism business is the labor scarcity, which is affecting the standard of tourism merchandise in addition to the extent of customer satisfaction.
Minister Nguyen Van Hung mentioned that related companies had met to take care of visa-related issues for worldwide guests. Sooner or later, this can be cleared up. Nonetheless, journey companies have to be prepared to arrange workers, tourism infrastructure, and tourism merchandise to serve overseas guests nicely, he mentioned.