The Hanoitimes - Vietnam sees top arrivals from China, Japan, Taiwan (China), and South Korea. Vietnam and South Korea are among leading destinations for Asia-Pacific travelers in 2018, rising two spots in the rankings since 2017, according to a list released by Skyscanner, a global metasearch engine. Po Nagar Cham towers in Nha Trang, Vietnam. According to the report of Skyscanner, Vietnam has been named among the strongest destinations in Asia-Pacific, with two cities that aren’t traditional major travel hubs. For example, Ho Chi Minh City grew by 7% year-on-year in searches, far behind Nha Trang and Da Nang. In fact, Nha Trang ranked well above others in a data reflecting top emerging cities, taking top spot at a record 154% year-on-year growth, followed by Jeju (43%) and Vladivostock (35%). Earlier, Vietnam has been named among the five underrated Asian markets that could be home to the next unicorn, according to a list released by Travel Daily Media, a … [Read more...] about Vietnam among leading destinations for Asia-Pacific travelers in 2018
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E-bike brands forge new road trend, photo: Duc Thanh Mother of two in Hanoi, Nguyen Huong Lan, is excited by VinFast’s first electric motorbike. “If you’re a fan of eco-friendly transportation, then these roadworthy electric motorcycles are for you. I believe the electric motorbike will be widely used,” she said. Her reasons for the praise include the “easy buy, easy ride” theme, and lack of fuel smell and fewer emissions. Lan is not the only one enthused about the electric motorbike. It is predicted that the electric scooter and motorcycle market globally will hit 60 million unit shipments by 2024 – the equivalent of $55 billion, according to market insights. It is safe to say that there is a lot of room for manufacturers to set their foot in the electric vehicle manufacturing industry in Vietnam. NEW PLAYER Doan Linh, CEO of manufacturer Pega, said that Vietnam has been slower than other countries in terms of electric vehicle development, … [Read more...] about E bike brands forge new road trend
Short trips are soaring, investment flows into condotels shift According to the Visa Global Travel Intentions (GTI) survey, Vietnamese tourists make the shortest trips in the world. This is also borne out by Intage Vietnam’s survey (of 400 people in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi) which found that nearly 50 per cent opt for short trips during weekends and special occasions. These surveys suggest that short trips and self-discovery drives are becoming increasingly popular. Therefore, resorts situated close to major cities with convenient transportation are likely to be the most popular. To be attractive, a resort must not only have beautiful landscaping and outstanding design, but also offer convenient transportation options. To meet this new demand, investors are scouring for new locations near major cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. In the event, Ho Tram (Ba Ria-Vung Tau) is emerging as an ideal choice. This is a necessary shift if one looks around at other tourism real estate … [Read more...] about Ho Tram condotel to benefit from new travel trends
Many foreign travelers are creating their own tours to HCM City instead of booking package tours at travel agencies. More travelers choose self-planned tours The number of self-guided domestic travelers is also high, but most Vietnamese appear to prefer package tours. A survey on the length of stay and average expenditures of travelers to HCM City conducted in 2017 by the HCM City Statistics Office and the Tourism Department found a growing tendency of self-planned tours. Sixty-nine percent of polled foreign travelers said they chose self-planned tours, while the remaining said they would book tours at travel agencies. Travel firms confirmed that many travelers book partial services, rather than book package tours. After arriving in HCM City, travelers choose the next destination themselves. Travel firms confirmed that many travelers book partial services, rather than book package tours. After arriving in HCM City, travelers choose the next destination themselves. However, … [Read more...] about More foreign travelers to HCMC choose self guided tours
Viet Nam News by Nguyễn Khánh Chi A recent lunch date with my old friends from university turned into a stirring round-table discussion when one friend proposed that we all make a plan to travel together. As we envisioned a change of pace, time together and the chance to explore, everyone seemed excited—but one woman looked a bit concerned. “Does that mean we leave our kids and husband at home?” she asked in a low voice. “Yes!” “Yep!” “Why not?” the others jumped in. Vietnamese traditional family values dating back to the feudal period stipulate that housework is women’s responsibility. This view is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it leads to celebrations of Vietnamese women’s dedication and hard work for their families. On the other, it punishes Vietnamese women who dare to assert some purpose or passion in life outside of their home. The persistence of this view makes it hard for many women to … [Read more...] about Women take a break from family for travel: Why not?