Vietnam expects to welcome 65 million tourists in 2022

Hoi An Ancient Town is a destination for many tourists

Nguyen Manh Tuan, Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, said that Vietnam’s tourism industry is showing signs of revival after two years of being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The country targets to welcome 65 million tourists in 2022, including five million international visitors.

Mr. Tuan said so at the end of the Expo 2020 event in Dubai and introduced the Vietnam-Quang Nam Tourism Year 2022 at the Dubai Millennium Theater earlier. network announced the above on March 28. Quang Nam province has been selected as the venue for the National Tourism Year-Quang Nam 2022 event with the theme “Quang Nam-Green Tourism Destination.”

Phung Thi Thanh Thuy, Director of the Vietnam Pavilion at Expo 2020 was quoted by traveldailymedia as saying: Quang Nam is a land rich in cultural traditions and revolutionary history, with highlights on nature and culture, shows a lot of potential for tourism development. This central province is also home to two United Nations World Cultural Heritage Sites: Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary as well as the Cu Lao Cham-Hoi An Biosphere Reserve.

Besides, Bai Choi art has just been included in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Therefore, the national tourism year- Quang Nam 2022 will introduce 191 events and activities, which will surely attract many tourists.

A month earlier, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the People’s Committee of Quang Nam province also held a press conference to announce the event with the state tradition. Here, Deputy Minister of Culture Doan Van Viet also set a target of welcoming 65 million tourists, of which 60 million domestic tourists and 5 million international visitors, with total revenue of about VND400 trillion ($1.74 billion).

Meanwhile, Vietnam resumes flights to 20 countries. On August 23, the Vietnamnet newspaper said that the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) announced that 23 airlines, including three domestic airlines named Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, and Bamboo Airways, have resumed flights between Vietnam and 20 countries and territories.

Most international flights to Vietnam mainly land at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

CAAV also added that there will be flights from Taiwan and South Korea to Da Nang city.

Eight countries and territories, namely India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Macau, Finland, Italy, and Switzerland, have not yet resumed regular flights to Vietnam.

Translated by from RFA: