Hanoi, Da Nang among world’s top destinations in 2018

NDO/ VNA - Data released by Airbnb recently puts two major cities of Vietnam – Hanoi and Da Nang – among the world’s top 10 intriguing travel destinations in 2018

Han River in Da Nang city
Han River in Da Nang city

The online marketplace and hospitality service Airbnb announced a list of the world’s top 10 destinations for the year, in which Da Nang ranked fifth with a surge in bookings of up to 255%, while Hanoi was ninth on the list, with a 212% annual increase over the same period last year.

In the annual Top City Destinations Ranking report issued early last month at the World Travel Market event in London, Hanoi ranked 52nd among the world’s 100 leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. In 2017, it welcomed 4.3 million foreign travellers, up 7.5% over 2016.

Da Nang, which hosted the APEC Economic Leaders Week last November, attracted nearly 2.3 million international tourists in 2017, up 37% compared to a year ago according to the City’s Tourism Department.