Vietnamese tourists rank third in Southeast Asia for outbound travel readiness

By VNA   May 23, 2024 | 04:21 pm PT
Vietnamese tourists rank third in Southeast Asia for outbound travel readiness
Vietnamese tourists attend the Songkran festival in Bangkok, April 12, 2024. Photo by Nguyen Duc Huy
Vietnamese tourists' sentiment index for traveling abroad during the summer ranked third in Southeast Asia behind Singapore and Indonesia.

The outbound travel sentiment score for the Vietnamese market reached 124.9 points, surpassing both Thailand and Malaysia, according to a report by the Outbox Company, a leading market research and data analytics firm specializing in hospitality and tourism across Asia.

The company said outbound travel desire is reflected on travel intention and readiness.

Despite economic challenges, the country’s outbound tourism market continues to demonstrate resilience and positive growth potential.

Survey results indicate that Vietnamese travelers intend to venture abroad within the next 12 months, with 79.7% planning trips for this summer.

Intra-region travel remains a dominant trend, with 64.4% of Vietnamese tourists opting for nearby destinations within Asia for their next journeys.

Traditional favorites such as South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Singapore continue to be popular choices, while China emerges as a notable newcomer in the top five preferred destinations.

A representative from the company noted that Vietnamese tourists show a preference for short getaways, with 71.5% choosing overseas trips lasting less than a week.

The peak period for summer outbound tourism is forecast to fall in June and July this year. Travel is increasingly becoming a significant activity for Vietnamese individuals.

Of the respondents, 31% said they are willing to spend more on travel experiences, and 45.6% chose to keep their travel budgets unchanged.

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