Increase in Russian tourists booking tours to Vietnam

Update: 30/09/2022
Travel planning service OneTwoTrip has revealed that Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia are among the most popular destinations for Russia travelers ahead during the New Year.

Russian tourists visit the south central coastal province of Khanh Hoa 

This comes amid Russian tourists purchasing air tickets, with departure dates between December 31 and January 8.

OneTwoTrip shared that the leading place among countries in terms of early bookings is Thailand, making up 38.7% of Russian tourist’s destination, followed by Indonesia at 10.9%, and Vietnam at 10.8%.

Fourth place is occupied by the Philippines at 5.5%, followed by Turkey with a share of 5.1%.

According to Vietnamese travel operators, Vietnam Airlines the only local carrier to fly to Russia, suspended Hanoi-Moscow flights on March 24 amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict escalating, with service on this route not yet resuming.

Therefore, the nation can only welcome small groups of Russian tourists who transit through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The first eight months of this year saw the country serve 14,600 Russian visitors, accounting for only 1% of total tourists to Vietnam.

Source: VOV - - September 26, 2022