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.