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Agoda: Vietnamese travelers staying close to home for long break

Released at: 08:25, 25/04/2018

Agoda: Vietnamese travelers staying close to home for long break

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Domestic destinations dominate travel plans for upcoming extra-long weekend.

by Hong Nhung

Da Nang will be “the place to be” for travelers in Vietnam in the upcoming extra-long weekend, according to global online booking platform Agoda.com.

Easy access via land and air and a broad range of accommodation options providing access at all price-points to stunning beaches, diverse outdoor activities, and great food have proven too much for Vietnamese to resist this year.

The largest city in central Vietnam will also be hosting its annual International Fireworks Festival on April 30 and May 1, giving guests yet another reason to visit. Neighboring Hoi An also finished in the Top 15, promising a bustling weekend away.

Vietnamese are choosing to travel domestically for the mega-weekend that closes-out April and ushers-in May. With the Hung King’s Memorial Day falling just before Reunification Day and International Labor Day, many people find themselves with a long break ahead and are taking the chance to explore their homeland in huge numbers, with the six leading destinations being within Vietnam.

As southern Vietnam heads into its warmest months and northern Vietnamese take a pre-summer break, Vietnam’s travelers are seeking respite from the heat either by heading to the cool climes of Dalat (No. 2) or coastal destinations including Nha Trang (No. 3), Phan Thiet (No. 4), and Phu Quoc Islands (No. 5). 

For those travelers looking beyond Vietnam’s borders, the bright lights of Bangkok (No. 7) and Singapore (No. 8) have proven the most popular, followed by Seoul (No. 10) and Taipei (No. 12), where increasing service from LCCs and liberalized visa policies have made the two countries more accessible to Vietnamese travelers.

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