Vietnam’s tourism revenue for the first four months of 2018 is estimated at VND12.9 trillion, up 26.1% against the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
According to the GSO, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi saw respective increases of 30.4% and 18.8% in tourism revenue over the reviewed period.
Meanwhile, revenues from hotel accommodation, food, and beverages were estimated at VND172 trillion, accounting for 12.3% of the sector’s total revenue and representing a rise of 9.4% against the same period last year.
In April, the number of international visitors to Vietnam fell by 0.1% to 1.3 million over the month previous, while the number of visitors travelling by air matched that of the last month. The number of foreign arrivals soared by 25.2% over last year’s corresponding period.
This year, the tourism industry has set itself the target of welcoming 15-17 million foreign arrivals, to bring in an estimated revenue of VND620 trillion.