By VNA   January 24, 2024 | 02:19 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to join global tourism recovery trend this year: insiders

Spanish tourists pose for photos in front of a temple in Hoi An ancient town, September 2023. Photo by Nguyen Anh Tuan

According to insiders, the world’s tourism industry is expected to fully recover from the Covid pandemic by 2024, and Vietnam is expected to follow suit.

As per the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the preliminary UNWTO World Tourism Barometer of 2023 revealed that the number of foreign travelers was projected to reach 1.3 billion, which is equivalent to 88% of the pre-pandemic levels.

Additionally, it stated that revenue from foreign travel hit US$1.4 trillion in 2023, or 93% of the $1.5 trillion recorded in 2019.

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili stated, “The most recent UNWTO data highlights tourism’s resilience and rapid recovery, with pre-pandemic numbers expected by the end of 2024.”

“The rebound is already having a significant impact on economies, jobs, growth and opportunities for communities everywhere,” he said.

Source: vnExpress