A corner of Da Nang city. (Photo: Zing.vn)

Accordingly, Ho Chi Minh city has seen the largest bookings on Agoda as a departure for a journey discovering Vietnam. It was followed by Da Nang, Hanoi, Hoi An and other popular names such as Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Da Lat, Phu Quoc, Hue and Ha Long bay.

Research from Agoda showed that five destinations most favored by Chinese tourists, who made up the largest market share of international tourists to Vietnam, are Ho Chi Minh city, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Da Nang and Hanoi.

Thanks to reality shows with scenes shot in Vietnam such as “Running Man,” “Battle Trip,” “Barefoot Friends” and “Carefree Travelers”, tourists from the Republic of Korea to Da Nang and Hoi An rose sharply, followed by Ho Chi Minh city, Hanoi and Nha Trang.

Over the past three years, Japanese tourists spent much love on Vietnam’s attractions such as Ho Chi Minh city, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue. Meanwhile, the selections of US tourists included Ho Chi Minh city, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hoi An and Nha Trang.

Visa exemption policy, warm weather and tropical beaches explained the attractiveness of Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Phan Thiet for Russian tourists. Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi also appeared in the Top 5 destinations in Vietnam among travelers from the market.

According to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam greeted over 6.7 million foreigners in the first five months of the year, a 27.6% rise over a year earlier./.