Domestic Vietnam tourism has been "kicked off" after being heavily influenced by COVID-19. Short trips to popular destinations such as Sapa, Halong Bay, Sam Son beach, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Phu Quoc island are prefered because of the super promotions and discounts of airlines and hotels.
A pen of Bloomberg (Clara Ferreira Marques) said that Vietnam is a model for the whole world to learn about tourism revitalization after the COVID-19 epidemic, focusing on domestic tourists.
With effective epidemic control measures, Vietnam is one of the first countries in the world to create conditions and encourage people to travel within Vietnam. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in May launched the program "Vietnamese people travel Vietnam".
According to the General Statistics Office, international visitors to Vietnam in May were down 98% from the same period last year. However, in 2019 Vietnam recorded 85 million domestic tourists, accounting for over 80% of total travelers. This shows the significant role of domestic tourists with the domestic tourism industry.
Clara Ferreira Marques considered Vietnam's domestic tourism promotion trend more cautious than some European countries that are racing to the peak tourist summer months by opening the "tourism corridor". with some neighboring countries.
When will Vietnam re-open the doors to International tourists?
Vietnam tourism plays an important role in the economy that creates around 5 million jobs. Vietnam is also a safe country to travel now, but Vietnam will not re-open the doors to International tourists when the world is still not able to control the Epidemic and no vaccine is found. What we can do is "wait and see". However, onething for sure, Vietnam tourism will have a bright future post Covid-19 because all tourists want to visit a beautiful and safe country like Vietnam.
Places in Vietnam ranked among the top world destinations
A great news to Vietnam tourism when Ha Giang, Quang Binh, Ninh Binh, Ha Long and Quy Nhon ranked among the best destinations in 2020 according to Hostelworld's rankings.
1. Ha Giang is at the 4th position:
In Hostelworld, the number of hotel bookings increased by 118% in 2018 and 2019.
About 300 km from Hanoi, Ha Giang attracts visitors by the majestic mountain scenery, winding mountain passes. Especially, this place has flowers blooming during 4 seasons. Some typical flower species are October - November vascular triangle, peach blossom, yellow mustard January - February. For many tourists, Ha Giang is beautiful because its national cultural identity is preserved, with markets and Young girls in traditional costumes.
In Ha Giang, the most prominent tourist destinations are Quan Ba heaven gate, Dong Van rock plateau, Lung Cu flagpole, Dinh Vuong, Ma Pi Leng pass ... Photo: Nguyen Huu Thong.
2. Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park ranked 6th in the list.
This is one of the largest nature reserves in Vietnam, with a system of majestic limestone mountains, caves.
To be the oldest karst tectonic area in the world with 392 caves, including the largest cave in the world, Son Doong, a national park recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage.
3. Ninh Binh ranked 10th in the list.
Ninh Binh is a famous destination for both domestic and international tourists with nice places to visit like Trang An, Tam Coc - Bich Dong, Hoa Lu ancient capital, Bai Dinh pagoda. Ninh Binh's beauty is diverse with mountains, rivers and mountains, limestone caves, etc. Ninh Binh is known as Ha Long Bay on land and easy to get to, only 100km from Hanoi.
4. Halong ranked 18th
Halong, this coastal city owns the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay and tourists can make a boat trip (at least 4 hours) to enjoy Halong Bay, or stay overnight on a nice cruise ship for 2 - 3 days.
Tourists will visit some of these nice places during the trip; Sung Sot caves, Thien Cung Grottoes, Dau Go cave, Hon Mai, TiTop islands and beach. In addition, guests can swim Bai Chay, have fun at the water park, visit the museum of Quang Ninh.
Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh ranked 20th
In recent years, the city has been a destination attracting many domestic and foreign tourists, with pristine beaches and islets. Among them are Ky Co, Eo Gio, Cu Lao Xanh and Ghenh Rang