Domestic tourism continues to be top choice

It is estimated that Vietnam's tourism industry has served 60.8 million domestic tourists in the first six months of the year.

An Bang Beach, Hoi An (Photo: DUY HAU)
An Bang Beach, Hoi An (Photo: DUY HAU)

This figure is more than 1.5 times the number of domestic tourists for the whole of 2021, showing that domestic tourism continues to be the first choice of Vietnamese tourists after COVID-19.

Statistics of the General Department of Tourism show that the tourism industry will serve about 40 million domestic tourists in 2022.

Thanks to the coverage of the COVID-19 vaccine, the effective fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, and the efforts of each business and each locality to renew their own tourism products, causing tourism activities in the first six months of 2022 to witness a boom.

In the months of May and June in particular, the number of domestic tourists increased to record highs for recent years, reaching 12 million and 12.2 million respectively.

The number of domestic tourists in the first 6 months of 2022 also exceeded the target of the whole year of 2022. Accordingly, the tourism industry has set a target of 2022 to serve 65 million tourists, including about 60 million domestic tourists and 5 million international visitors.

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Demand for domestic travel is increasing (Screenshot)

The number of domestic visitors matched indicators of a spike in domestic tourism demand. According to the Google Trends tool, the number of searches for domestic airlines and accommodation in June 2022 exploded, steadily increasing to more than 500% over the same period last year. The search peak on June 20 saw an increase of 567%.

The 10 most popular domestic destinations for Vietnamese tourists include Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc, Hanoi, Da Lat, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Vung Tau, Quy Nhon, Hue, and Phan Thiet.

Thanks to reasonable costs, diverse tourism products, and disease safety, Vietnamese tourists are continuing to choose to travel domestically and explore beautiful destinations in the country in the second half of 2022, especially during the peak summer months.