The reason why more and more Australian tourists travel to Vietnam
Vietnam welcomed nearly 82,000 Australian visitors in Q1.2023, an increase of 14.4% over the same period in 2019. This is partly due to the increasing number of low-cost flights.
Kelly Szymanowicz brought her family to Vietnam to travel after three years of delay because of COVID-19. She said the whole family extended the trip to 3 weeks to experience and visit as much as possible because Vietnam is a budget-friendly destination.
A female tourist from Sydney thinks Vietnam is the most reasonable place after surveying more expensive trips to Europe or North America.
"A trip to Disney World Florida in the US costs at least 50,000 AUD (nearly 778 million VND). And round-trip airfare from Sydney to Vietnam for 6 people during the children's vacation, including two domestic flights. location, only 6,147 AUD (95.5 million VND)", shared Szymanowicz.
Nicole Reddan, a tourist from Melbourne also found a cheap return flight ticket to Vietnam, at 432 AUD (6.7 million VND). "It's an opportunity too good to miss. Once you arrive, the food, accommodation, experiences and tours are all affordable," said Reddan.
Szymanowicz and Reddan are not isolated cases, amid inflation, rising cost of living, reduced frequency of airlines to Europe and soaring jet fuel prices, many Australian tourists no longer prioritize flights. Summer vacation in Europe.
According to a report by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Australia was in the top of the largest tourist destination in April 2023, with more than 33,800 arrivals, an increase of about 34% compared to the previous month. Generally in the first 4 months of the year, Australia ranked 6th in the top market, with a total of 131,000 visitors.