Singaporean tourists lead the charge back to Vietnam

Vietnam's reopening on March 15 came a day before Singapore approved the nation as one of its VTL partner countries, reigniting travel between the two nations.


With this week's announcement of Vietnam's reopening to the world, online travel platform Agoda has said search data reveals nearby Singapore as the top market seeking to revisit Vietnam and take in the nation's warm culture, renowned cuisine and stunning sights.

Vietnam's reopening on March 15 came a day before Singapore approved the nation as one of its VTL partner countries, reigniting travel between the two nations.

Vietnam, which closed its borders on March 22, 2020, when news of the coronavirus first spread, reopened to international travel on March 15, 2022. It accompanied the reopening with the resumption of visa free entry for travelers from various markets around Asia and Europe, including all of ASEAN.

Visitors from United States were the second-highest Vietnam-seekers according to the platform, and South Korea, long one of Vietnam's top investors, and also the home of its largest resident expatriate population, was third, with Koreans keen to both reignite business ties and re-explore Vietnam's coastlines the way they have in the past.

India and Malaysia rounded out the top five nations searching for accommodation in Vietnam.

The top 10 markets searching Vietnam were:

1. Singapore

2. United States

3. South Korea

4. India

5. Malaysia

6. Australia

7. UK

8. Germany

9. Thailand

10. UAE

Vietnam’s three largest cities led the way, with Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang drawing most of the attention from accommodation-seekers looking to visit the fast-growing Southeast Asian nation once again.

Encapsulating the best of all worlds, Vietnam has bustling cities, numerous nature parks, scenery, countryside, seascapes, culinary delights and globally renowned sites such as Ha Long Bay to experience up close. If that is not enough of a reason to visit Vietnam, the country’s long history and cultural nuances make it a great option to visit after a two-year international travel break.

Source: Le Ha / VietNamNet

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