During January to May, Vietnam welcomed 7.3 million international arrivals, which is 8.8 percent up from 2018. That keeps the country on the track to reach its annual goal of receiving 18 million foreign visitors this year. This means Vietnam is no doubt to be more popular in the tourism industry, and it’s doing a very good job in serving the international travelers.
About 80 percent of foreign visitors arrived in Vietnam by air, and so the recent launch of direct flights connecting Vietnam’s top travel destinations such as Danang, Nha Trang and Da Lat with Thailand’s major sites will be sure to push more growth.
A Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister said "It's better to get one million tourists than try to find one million tons of crude oil because tourism is eco-friendlier and safe for the economy". The country is on its process to further relax its visa policies and simplify procedures to attract high spending tourists from Japan, North America and Northern Europe.
This is even more of a reason why we named Vietnam as one of our top places to travel in 2019. The possibilities are now endless – and more affordable – for all types of Vietnam and Indochina journeys.
Do you want to sample the favors of the Vietnamese food in the thousand years old capital of Hanoi? Now you can follow street food blogger Buffalo Joe in your Hanoi food tour to enjoy the exclusive food experience.
Do you hope to check off multiple destinations on your Southeast Asia bucket list? Imagine visiting Sapa, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, and Vientiane all in one epic Indochina journey. Traveling to this region just got a whole lot easier.
Are you planning a honeymoon? Vietnam deserves a top spot on your honeymoon list now. We recommend a private boat charter around Halong Bay, couples’ massages at the Sofitel Metropole Hanoi, and a beach break to the remote luxury of the Six Sense Con Dao complete the romance.
No matter the reason, it’s time to put Vietnam at the top of your travel list. Contact Incense Travel trip designer to take advantage of the country’s new progress.