76 percent of Vietnamese plan domestic travel in 2022

Visa, the world’s leading digital payment service provider, has reported great pent-up appetite for travel among Vietnamese in its Voice of the Consumer survey, which found that as many as 76 percent of respondents are planning to travel for leisure within the country, far higher than the 38 percent planning overseas trips.

76 percent of Vietnamese plan domestic travel in 2022
76 percent of Vietnamese plan domestic travel in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all aspects of travel, with health and safety dominant in all considerations, from destination to means of transport.

As a particular consequence of the pandemic, people are rediscovering their immediate surroundings, giving rise to the growing trend of staycation – vacations in their own city.

Around a third of respondents said they would be planning, booking or having a staycation as soon as possible if there were no longer any government restrictions. Thirty percent would also visit local attractions.

Since the pandemic, Vietnamese travellers have had to call off travel plans and had to find alternative outlets for their wanderlust.

Accordingly, there has been a spike in online travel as Vietnamese travellers viewed more travel-related photos and videos, filling out their bucket lists.

More than half (53 percent) of respondents watched YouTube travel videos and 40 percent took to travel sites on social media as an alternative, and as many as 38 percent took a virtual tour online.