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05 February 2024 | Written by Chris Alexander

Destination digest: Vietnam news in brief 

There’s plenty of good news coming out of Vietnam at the moment. Here are a few stories making the headlines: 

Vietnam’s tourism shows strong recovery in 2023

Right from the beginning of 2023, localities actively implemented tourism promotion programmes as well as cultural and sports activities to encourage travelling activities, while introducing new products to lure more international tourists. As a result, after 11 months, Vietnam welcomed more than 11.2 million foreign visitors, 3.8 times higher than in the same period of 2022.

(source: Vietnam Plus)

Over 1.5 million foreign tourists visit Vietnam in January

Vietnam welcomed over 1.5 million foreign tourist arrivals in January, up 10.3% month-on-month, and 73.6% year-on-year, the General Statistics Office announced on 29 January. Of the total, nearly 1.3 million, or 85.1%, travelled to Vietnam by air, 11.7% on road, and 3.2% by sea.

(source: Vietnam Plus)

Vietnam wins numerous ASEAN tourism awards

Vietnam had 25 destinations and establishments named in different categories of the ASEAN Tourism Awards at a ceremony held as part of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2024 in Laos on 26 January. They were honoured for six categories, namely ASEAN Green Hotel, ASEAN Clean Tourist City, ASEAN MICE Venue Award for Meeting Room, ASEAN MICE Venue Award for Exhibition Venue, ASEAN MICE Venue Award for Event Venue, and  ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Award for Gastronomy Tourism theme.

(source: Vietnam Plus)

Three Vietnamese destinations receive ASEAN Clean Tourist City Awards

Hue, Vung Tau and Quy Nhon have been awarded in the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Awards 2024, recognised for their commitment to cleanliness, managing waste and promoting environmental awareness. The award ceremony was part of the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2024, held in the Laos capital Vientiane, from 22-27 January.

(source: VnExpress International)

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