Vietnam Affirms Its Position on World’s Tourism Map
Foreign tourists at an attractive tourist destination of Binh Thuan province. Photo: VNA

Vietnam – friendly, attractive destination

According to the Vietnam National Tourism Administration (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism), recently, the Canadian travel site The Travel selected the top 10 ideal countries for affordable remote work worldwide, Vietnam comes in at 7th place on this list.

According to The Travel, there is no place that offers everything for tourists like Vietnam with world-famous dishes, friendly and hospitable people. Accommodation facilities are affordable, with good service quality.

Coming to Vietnam, visitors have the opportunity to explore the beautiful nature with world famous attractions such as Ha Long Bay, Trang An, Phong Nha-Ke Bang, Phu Quoc.

If you are looking for “hidden gems,” tourists definitely cannot ignore Phu Yen, Quy Nhon, Phu Quy or Yen Bai, Cao Bang, Kon Tum, all of which are pristine places that are little known to international tourists.

This site recommends 10 most popular destinations in the world, including Hoi An (Quang Nam). Hoi An is considered a city worth visiting because it is listed by UNESCO on the World Cultural Heritage list with its own outstanding features, especially at night with thousands of colorful lanterns.

Travel search engine Explore Worldwide (UK) analyzed growth data from Google, listing the most popular destinations for solo travelers. Hanoi capital topped this list, Ho Chi Minh City ranked 6th.

Explore Worldwide said, Hanoi is a friendly city, with hospitable people, is a great place to travel alone. This place is safe for international tourists. Ho Chi Minh City is a modern, bustling, energetic destination, especially vibrant at night with interesting entertainment activities.

The Travel+Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023 honored the top 10 Asian cities in 2023, of which Hanoi and Hue ranked 6th and 8th respectively.

Hue is the ideal destination to learn about history, culture and long-standing traditional values, many fine art works with special historical-cultural value.

The Complex of Hue Monuments has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage. Hue cuisine is especially loved by tourists.

TravelDailyNews website in Asia and the Pacific recommended Vietnam as a great destination for those who love to experience motorbikes in Southeast Asia.

This page clearly states that Vietnam is a country possessing a natural landscape and a colorful culture. Visitors will experience all kinds of colors of Vietnam when traveling across the country by motorbike.

The Ho Chi Minh Trail is considered the most famous and suitable route for backpackers.

The distance of about 2,000 km allows visitors to admire the beautiful scenery, from dense forests to mountains, ancient battlefield sites to bustling cities.

Especially, when coming to mountainous areas, tourists will have the opportunity to visit traditional villages of ethnic groups, learn about the daily life of the people, enjoy the attractive specialties.

Towards spearhead economic sector

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Doan Van Viet said that the history of tourism development in Vietnam began on July 9, 1960.

Through 63 years of construction and growth, Vietnam’s tourism gained many achievements.

In the early days of establishment, under difficult conditions when the country was still at war, the tourism industry made great efforts to gradually expand facilities in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc), Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, and Nghe An.

The continuous growth of tourists promoted the expansion of Vietnam tourism’s operation scale in all fields, significantly contributing to the country’s socio-economic development.

The tourism industry welcomed and served 250,000 international tourists in 1990, by 2019, it welcomed 18 million visitors, a 72-fold increase in 29 years.

Domestic tourists increased sharply from 1 million arrivals in 1990 to 2019 reaching 85 million arrivals.

Vietnam Affirms Its Position on World’s Tourism Map
Tourist destination in Vietnam. Photo: cafebiz

After a long time being heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, since November 2021, our country piloted to welcome international tourists and officially opened for tourism from March 15, 2022.

This is an important milestone and turning point in promoting the recovery of Vietnam’s tourism industry.

Following the recovery momentum of 2022, by the end of the first 6 months of 2023, the total number of international tourists to Vietnam in the first 6 months of the year reached more than 5.5 million. The total number of domestic tourists reached about 64 million.

According to tourism experts, the target of welcoming 8 million international visitors this year is likely to exceed the set target. Accordingly, Vietnam can welcome 12 million international visitors in 2023.

The number of searches about Vietnam tourism increased rapidly to the top of the world. The growth of Vietnam’s tourism industry demonstrated the belief in strong recovery and development.

It also gradually affirmed its position and important role in socio-economic development, contributing to job creation, hunger eradication and poverty alleviation, ensuring social security, preserving and promoting cultural values, affirming the image, position and prestige of Vietnam.

Vietnam Affirms Its Position on World’s Tourism Map
Ho Chi Minh city. Photo: cafebiz

Vietnam tourism is formed on the basis of regional tourism brand, local destination, tourism product, ensuring consistency in the system.

The whole industry continues to promote the tourism brand with the title and logo “Vietnam – Timeless Charm” for the international tourist market and “Vietnam – Endless Beauty” for the domestic tourist market.

The development of Vietnam’s tourism strengthened the relationship between countries. Vietnam tourism has become a large economic sector in the country.

The whole industry made great efforts and believed that Vietnam’s tourism will soon recover, returning to the previous growth momentum, developing towards the goal of becoming a spearhead economic sector.

Rosie Nguyen