Vietnam to be leading destination in Asia Pacific for international visitors

Friday, 2019-03-08 12:01:43
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Vietnam will lead Asia Pacific in attracting international visitors during 2019-2023 period.
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NDO – Based on the average annual growth rate of visitors, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) forecasted that Vietnam will lead the region in attracting international visitors during 2019-2023.

According to statistics from Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the number of international visitors to the country has continuously increased in the recent three years, from 10 million in 2016 and 12.8 million in 2017 to 15.6 million in 2018.

Vietnam is expected to welcome over 18 million foreign arrivals this year, a year-on-year increase of 15.7%.

The PATA forecasts an average growth rate of 14% in international tourists in Vietnam during 2019, compared to last year. Meanwhile, the proportion of foreign visitors to the Asia Pacific in the next 5 years will increase around 5.5% annually.

These figures show that Vietnam has increasingly affirmed its position on the world’s tourist map with positive signals.

In addition to Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and Laos are among top destinations in the region expected to show positive growth rates in foreign visitors over the next five years.