Four months after reopening on 15th March, Vietnam tourism was quickly recovering and booming with the comeback of domestic and international travelers. The country is in the peak domestic travel season of the summer holidays and is totally confident to welcome foreign visitors to travel for the latter half of 2022.
Vietnam is one of four Asia-Pacific countries, and is the only Southeast Asian country that has reopened international tourism without any Covid restrictions according to Harry Hwang, UNWTO’s executive director for Asia-Pacific at an online conference in South Korea. UNWTO’s Destination Tracker tool showed that up to June 17, 52 countries have fully reopened their borders to foreign tourists.
As for Vietnam, the Government has removed the strict entry regulations. From May 15, 2022 foreign tourists entering Vietnam only need to have an entry letter (except for cases where they are exempted from applying for a visa) and a valid passport.
Since opening for tourism on March 15, Vietnam has always been in the top of tourism searches because of the country’s easy policies on entry.
According to google trends, searches for tourism in Vietnam increased by more than 75% in the first 5 months of 2022, becoming the countries with the highest growth rates in the world.
With the full reopening, Vietnam has shown a strong recovery in the domestic tourism industry by continuously maintaining a high growth rate.
According to the Vietnam News Agency, topping the list of the most searched markets for Vietnam tourism is the US, second is Singapore, followed by Australia, Japan, India, France, Germany, Thailand, Canada, and the UK.
Besides, the top destinations that international tourists are most interested in are Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Phu Quoc, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Phan Thiet, Hue and Quy Nhon.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has a significant influence on global business and political policy decisions. Realizing the heavy damage caused by COVID-19 to the tourism industry, WEF has completely changed its approach to the problem, from assessing the rating of the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) to the Travel and Tourism Development Index (TTDI). The new set of criteria is designed to place the tourism industry in a broader socio-economic context, along with the appearance of new criteria such as Non-recreational resources; Socio-economic sustainability; Pressure and impact of tourism demand…
In 17 main indexes, Vietnam tourism accounts for 6 categories from 1-35 in the world, including Price competitiveness (ranked 15th), Natural resources (ranked 24th), Cultural resources (ranked 25th), Aviation infrastructure (ranked 27th), Non-recreational resources (ranked 29th), Safety and security (ranked 33rd).
According to the report on the recovery of the aviation market by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Vietnam is the country with the fastest recovery in the domestic aviation market in the world.
Vietnam ranks No. 1 in the list of 25 fastest-recovering countries in the domestic aviation market. The next positions are Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Spain, Turkey and Australia.
In a survey, optimistic travelers Vietnam ranked 2nd in Asia-Pacific in terms of tourism after the Covid pandemic with 85% planning a trip in the next 12 months.
According to the survey, 62% of Vietnamese travelers plan to make one or two trips this year, and 45% plan to visit popular tourist destinations near Vietnam with a flight time of 3 to 8 hours. A total of 82% of Vietnamese surveyed said they are glad that Vietnam has reopened its borders to international travel and lifted most of the COVID-19 travel restrictions.
2021 was a big win for Vietnam at the World Travel Awards. This year 2022, Vietnam’s tourism is honored to be nominated in 10 categories. Those categories are:
- Asia’s Top Destination 2022
- Asia’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2022
- Asia’s Leading Heritage Destination 2022
- Asia’s Leading Cultural Destination 2022
- Asia’s Leading Nature Destination 2022
- Asia’s Leading Youth Destination 2022
- Asia’s Top Beach Destination 2022
- Asia’s Leading Travel Agency 2022 for Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
- Asia’s Leading City Destination 2022 is for Hanoi