90 pct of Singaporeans eager to visit Vietnam this year: survey

By Nguyen Quy   January 23, 2022 | 09:41 pm PT
90 pct of Singaporeans eager to visit Vietnam this year: survey
An aerial view of downtown HCMC at night. Photo by VnExpress/Tran Ngoc Dung
A survey has found that 90 percent of Singaporeans plan to visit Vietnam this year once entry restrictions are completely lifted.

In the poll of 1,000 people by Changi Airport Group, the operator of the island nation's airport, 95 percent said they would stay in Vietnam for over seven days for their holidays, and their favorite destinations are Hanoi, HCMC, Da Nang, and Ha Long Bay.

Three in five said they have visited Vietnam before, and most respondents were impressed by Vietnam's diverse cuisine, natural landscapes and traditional culture.

Vietnam resumed commercial flights to and from Singapore on January 1.

In November the government started allowing in foreign tourists under a vaccine passport program, and nearly 8,000 have arrived so far.

But they are only allowed to come on package tours with limited itineraries.

Khanh Hoa, Kien Giang, Quang Nam, Quang Ninh, and Binh Dinh provinces and HCMC and Da Nang City are the only localities they are allowed to visit.

Various industry trade groups have called on the government to consider fully reopening the country to foreign visitors from May 1 to revive the tourism sector.

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