Visitor arrivals to Vietnam up 7% in 1Q2019, arrivals from South Korea up 24%

    Vietnam‘s General Statistics Office reported (05-Apr-2019) estimated foreign visitor arrivals to Vietnam for Mar-2019 and three months ended Mar-2019. Details include:

    • Mar-2019:
      • International visitor arrivals: 1.4 million +5.0% year-on-year;
        • By market:
          • China: 391,185, -14.0%;
          • South Korea: 335,612, +23.0%;
          • Japan: 82,533, +6.2%;
          • US: 61,619, +10.3%;
          • Russia: 68,880, +11.1%;
          • Taiwan: 65,390, +23.7%;
          • Malaysia: 52,113, +23.1%;
          • Thailand: 44,606, +78.3%;
          • Australia: 27,899, +6.5%;
          • UK: 29,367, +1.8%;
        • Arrivals by air: 1.1 million, +2.3%;
    • Three months ended Mar-2019:
      • International visitor arrivals: 4.5 million +7.0% year-on-year;
        • By market:
          • China: 1.3 million, -5.6%;
          • South Korea: 1.1 million, +24.1%;
          • Japan: 233,355, +8.3%;
          • US: 219,700, +7.9%;
          • Russia: 215,618, +6.2%;
          • Taiwan: 207,095, +26.0%;
          • Malaysia: 143,629, +11.1%;
          • Thailand: 124,588, +49.3%;
          • Australia: 108,522, stable;
          • UK: 89,879, +4.7%;
        • Arrivals by air: 3.5 million, +4.5%.