In comparison to other cities in the region, the number of international tourists visiting Ho Chi Minh City after its reopening is said to be quite low.
According to the latest report from ForwardKeys – Spain-based travel data and analytics company, Ho Chi Minh City is currently on the list of tourist cities with the slowest recovery rate in Asia – Pacific.
In particular, the number of overseas tourists to HCMC in 2022 fell dramatically (69%) from the same period in 2019. As a result, it is expected that 3.5 million international visitors will visit Ho Chi Minh City this year. The figure in 2019 is 10 million.
Aside from Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo is expected to have the slowest tourism recovery in the region in 2022, with a drop of up to 83%. Seoul comes in second with 78%, followed by Bangkok (75%), Denpasar (74%), Kuala Lumpur (73%), and Phuket (72%).
In contrast to the cities indicated above, Lahore (Pakistan) is regarded as the top city in international tourism recovery. Lahore, in particular, has seen a 4% increase in arrivals this year compared to 2019.
The list was analyzed by ForwardKeys based on the tourism recovery of 17 cities in the Asia-Pacific region, through data on air fares.