Hanoi, Da Lat, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Phu Quoc are five destinations that Vietnamese tourists have kept in their wishlists while awaiting the recovery of tourism.
A corner of West Lake, Hanoi (Photo: T.LINH)
The complicated development of the Covid-19 epidemic caused tourism activities to be "frozen", however, the dream of travelling has not disappeared.
Data from Booking.com shows that Vietnamese tourists are opting for destinations closer to home, and most of them are domestic locations. In the past two months (July and August) the top destinations in Vietnam with the highest number of accommodations booked by Vietnamese people were Hanoi, Da Lat, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Phu Quoc, showing the love of resorting to big cities after weeks of staying at home to implement social distancing measures, along with the hope of discovering nature, culture, heritage and enjoying local cuisine.
Da Lat is second on the wishlist of Vietnamese tourists post-pandemic.
For international destinations, Paris tops the wishlist of Vietnamese travellers.
Hotels are the most popular form of accommodation for Vietnamese tourists, followed by resorts and homestays.
Anthony Lu, Regional Director for China and Mekong for Booking.com, said that these are unprecedented and challenging times, but safety remains a top priority. In such times, the dream of experiencing the world again has great power to stimulate our imaginations and keep spirits positive.
Ho Chi Minh City impresses visitors with its street food and lively nightlife.
Coming to Hanoi, most tourists want to explore Hanoi's Old Quarter, street food, and traditional culture. When choosing Da Lat, visitors all want to enjoy the fresh air, scenery, and poetic nature of the mountain town. Ho Chi Minh City impresses tourists with factors such as street food, local dishes, and nightlife. Traveling to Da Nang, visitors want to experience beautiful beaches and meet friendly people. And coming to Phu Quoc, visitors want to experience beautiful resorts and enjoy unique seafood dishes.
As for the dream of international travel, the big cities with many hotels that are most noted by Vietnamese tourists on their wishlists include Paris (France), Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore, Berlin (Germany) and Seoul (the Republic of Korea).