Int'l searches on Vietnam reopening on the rise

By Hoang Phong    January 17, 2022 | 12:46 am PT
Int'l searches on Vietnam reopening on the rise
Foreign tourists visit Hoi An ancient town in central Vietnam, November 20, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Duy Hau
Analytical data from Google's Destination Insights shows the frequency of international searches on Vietnam's flights and accomodation has risen since November as the country reopened to foreign visitors.

In early November, international searches on accommodation facilities in Vietnam increased by 48 percent against the same period last year and the figure climbed to 67 percent in mid-December.

Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and Hanoi were the most searched destinations while people from Russian and American markets have shown the biggest interest in visiting the country, according to Google’s Destination Insights.

Searches for international flights to Vietnam in mid-December increased by 229 percent against the same period the year prior as the government approved the resumption of regular international flights from Jan. 1.

Vietnam’s aviation industry officially reopened regular flights between Hanoi, HCMC and Bangkok, Phnom Penh, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo from Jan. 1.

Vietnam reopened its doors to foreign tourists last November after nearly two years and has received 5,000 under a vaccine passport program, according to official data.

Five localities, Khanh Hoa, Kien Giang, Quang Nam, and Quang Ninh provinces and Da Nang City have been allowed to receive foreigners since November. HCMC and Binh Dinh Province were added to the list this month.

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