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Vietnam’s tourism sees positive signs from int’l tourist markets

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The search volume for Vietnamese tourism has been surging while the number of international arrivals has been also on the rise, signaling the tourism sector’s recovery, Lao dong (Labour) newspaper reported.

Vietnam’s tourism sees positive signs from int’l tourist markets hinh anh 1Vietnam welcomed 954,000 international arrivals in the first seven months of 2022. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – The search
volume for Vietnamese tourism has been surging while the number of
international arrivals has been also on the rise, signaling the tourism sector’s
recovery, Lao dong (Labour) newspaper reported.

In the first seven months of
2022, Vietnam welcomed 954,000 international arrivals, increasing nearly nine-fold
from a year earlier. The monthly arrival growth averaged 62%, according to the
General Statistics Office.

Among 10 markets with
most visitors to Vietnam, nine are located in the Asia – Pacific and the
remainder is the US.

The Republic of Korea ranked
first with 196,200 arrivals, up 903.7% year on year, followed by the US with
102,900 arrivals, up 5,382%. Others include Japan (46,000, 794.6%) and China (53,000,
34.5%).

Despite modest numbers of
arrivals, European countries still posted sharp rises in visitors to Vietnam,
including the UK (26,400, 2,958.6%), France (23,400, 2,963.7%), and Germany (23,600,
3,897.1%), data showed.

Since the year’s beginning,
Vietnam has continually been among the places with the fastest growth in international
searches for, by 50 – 75%, according to Google Destination Insights.

The global search volume for
tourist accommodation facilities in the country reached 100 points in July, 5.9
times higher than in early March (17 points). Searches for international
flights to Vietnam last month also soared three-fold from the start of March.

Compared to the same period
last year, international searches for Vietnam’s tourism shot up by over 1,200%
in July.

The top sources of those searches
were the US, Australia, Singapore, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the UK,
Malaysia, Germany, and Thailand. Meanwhile, the most searched Vietnamese
destinations were Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Phu Quoc, Hoi An, Nha
Trang, Da Lat, Phan Thiet, Hue, and Vung Tau.

With positive signs from international
tourist markets, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the Vietnam
Tourism Development Fund are working with travel companies, airlines and destinations
to organise promotion activities, focusing on markets in Northeast Asia, Southeast
Asia, and Europe.

The tourism sector will take
part in the JATA Tourism Expo Japan from September 22 – 25 and the World Travel
Market in the UK from November 7 – 9, both of which are leading regional and
international travel fairs.

In addition, the
International Travel Expo is scheduled to take place in HCM City from September 8
– 10. A tourism promotion programme for the Greater Mekong Subregion will also
be held as part of the Mekong Tourism Forum in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province, from October 9 – 14./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietnams-tourism-sees-positive-signs-from-intl-tourist-markets/235009.vnp

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Vietnam named leading heritage destination in 2022

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Vietnam’s tourism destinations and brands have been named in the top 16 award categories of the 2022 World Travel Awards, with the country named the World’s Leading Heritage Destination for the third time since 2019.

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Wild sunflowers bathe Dien Bien in gold

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The northern mountainous province of Dien Bien turns yellow in November as “Hoa da quy” (wild sunflowers) are in full bloom throughout its forests and valleys.

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Conditions in place for Vietnam to boost wellness tourism

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Wellness tourism is becoming increasingly popular among travellers, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, and Vietnam is believed to hold much potential for developing it.

Conditions in place for Vietnam to boost wellness tourism hinh anh 1Tourists enjoy their time at the Nui Than Tai (God of Fortune) hot spring park in Da Nang city. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – Wellness tourism is becoming increasingly popular among travellers, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, and Vietnam is believed to hold much potential for developing it.

The country boasts many advantages for wellness tourism, including about 3,260km of coastline which is home to a large number of beautiful beaches such as Tra Co, Ha Long, Cat Ba, Cua Lo, Lang Co, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Long Hai, Vung Tau, and Phu Quoc, to name a few; and various islands of all sizes that are suitable for relaxation and health improvement.

Besides, the country also houses rich mineral water resources, about 400 hot spring sources nationwide, that can be used in health care or production of bottled water. A diversity of herbal plants, about 3,850 species, is also a source of materials for traditional medicine or nutritional food. A system of historical and cultural relic sites, including Buddhist temples and Zen monasteries, with scenic landscapes can also be optimised to develop wellness tourism, according to the Institute for Tourism Development Research under the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Over the recent past, many localities have moved to promote wellness tourism on the basis of their potential and advantages.

The Mekong Delta province of Long An has been known for many special ecological, relaxation, and wellness tourism products among domestic and foreign visitors. A highlight is relaxation and wellness tourism services in the “Canh dong bat tan” (Endless Field) tourism area in Moc Hoa district.

The Long An provincial Tourism Promotion Centre said this tourism area, operated by the Mephydica company, is supplying sightseeing and wellness tourism services and also producing herbal products, becoming a typical ecological and wellness tourism site of the province as well as the Mekong Delta as a whole.

Deputy Director of Mephydica Duong Van Toan noted all tourism products here are based on nature to help visitors relax and improve their physical and spiritual health.

Located in the southeastern region, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province also boasts various of wellness tourism products connected with maritime and insular resources in Vung Tau and Ba Ria cities, as well as Con Dao and Long Dien districts.

Trinh Hang, Director of the provincial Tourism Department, said Ba Ria-Vung Tau is renowned for many beautiful beaches and attractive landscapes, making it an ideal destination for maritime, relaxation, and MICE tourism.

He noted its Vung Tau city, with sunshine duration of up to 2,000 – 2,600 hours per year, an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, and low rainfall, offers a variety of wellness tourism products for travellers to enjoy.

The Binh Chau – Ho Tram – Ho Linh complex is another worth-to-visit place in the province as it is home to primeval forests, about 43km of perennial rivers, and hot springs, which are all favourable conditions for health improvement. The Con Dao tourism complex with imposing and beautiful natural landscapes, rich biodiversity, mild climate, pristine islands, and hot springs is also suitable for those planning to seek a destination for refreshing themselves and regaining energy, according to the official./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/conditions-in-place-for-vietnam-to-boost-wellness-tourism/244395.vnp

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