Vietnam: Tourist hotspots receive 6.1 million visitors during 9-day Lunar New Year

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Vietnam: During the Lunar New Year holiday, Vietnam’s domestic tourism reached over 6 million tourists. Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said 6.1 million domestic travelers visited tourist destinations across the country during the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday.

On Sunday, the Lunar New Year holiday ended. Domestic tourists topped the 5.2 million recorded in December 2021, bringing in more than 25 trillion Vietnamese dong ($1.1 billion) in tourism revenue during the year’s most important holiday. , followed by the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and the central highland province of Lam Dong.

Despite Hanoi suspending festivities and activities due to Covid-19 fears, the Vietnamese capital welcomed 105,000 tourists for the holiday. The majority of visitors came from adjacent provinces such as northern Bac Giang, Ha Nam and Thai Binh.

According to the Ministry of Tourism, Vietnam hopes to attract 65 million tourists this year, up 150 percent from 2021, including five million foreigners, generating 400 trillion Vietnamese dong ($17.6 billion). He suggested resuming all inbound and outbound tourism on March 31, when the country is expected to complete delivery of the third Covid-19 vaccine.

According to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam received only 157,300 international arrivals in 2021, down 95.9% on an annual basis, mainly due to the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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