Vietnam is closely behind India that is leading the way in the inaugural APAC Traveller Confidence Index survey by the US-based online travel agency that polled 11,000 travellers across 11 countries and territories in the region from April to May. China came in third.
The survey provides an insight into regional travellers’ comfort level to explore the world and whether they are excited about domestic travel after the pandemic.
It indicates that Indian, Vietnamese and Chinese respondents are the most willing to put up with and/or overlook key travel deterrents caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to travel. They are the readiest to go into quarantine, endure higher travel costs to travel; and the most confident with their home countries in receiving inbound travellers.
Some 82 percent of surveyed Vietnamese said they are happy as Vietnam reopened its border to international visitors
Leisure and mental health is their biggest motivator for travelling again (55 percent) and 83 percent agreed on the importance of sustainable tourism, the second highest in the region.