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Vietnam sees a 30% increase in Indian visitors

Published on : Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Nguyen Quy Phuong, the Director General of the Travel Industry Management Department, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, spoke about the growing volume of Indian arrivals to Vietnam in an interview recently.

Nguyen Quy Phuong spoke about the statistics on Indian arrivals in Vietnam in the recent past, “We have experienced a tremendous growth from the Indian market, around 85,000 Indians visited Vietnam last year, which is a 30% increase compared to the preceding year. Vietnam has extended e-visa for Indian nationals from January 2018 so Indian travellers are now eligible for a 30- day single entry electronic visa. We have also noticed that a major chunk of the Indian traffic to Vietnam now is business travel. The growth from here is likely to grow once we have direct flights from India to Vietnam. With direct connectivity, they need not spend long hours transiting at Bangkok or Singapore. We heard the Vietjet, a domestic carrier of Vietnam, is planning to start a direct flight from New Delhi to Ho Chi Minh City from March 2018; this is definitely going to boost Vietnam Tourism.”

VNAT recently organized road shows in New Delhi and Mumbai and has plans of road shows in other cities in the coming days.

Vietnam has 3,000 kms of coastline with pristine beaches and luxury resorts to cater to leisure travellers. From Ha Long in the North to the Southern Islands of PhuQuoc, with Da Nang at the Centre, the country has lots to offer in terms of exotic experiences.

Vietnam is widely known for its vast culture, beaches, eco tourism and city breaks. FITs, MICE, weddings, honeymooners, anti ageing spa treatment package, beach lovers package, family groups, golf tours, Vietnam rice terrace field tours, coffee plantation inspection, industrial visits, student groups, adventure and culinary etc. are being targeted now to attract more tourists.

Majority of travellers visit places like Hanoi, Ha long, Ho Chi Minh City and stay 7-8 days, spending 800- 900 USD per person on an average.

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