American Michael Perry plans to visit Vietnam after the Lunar New Year holidays. Tet. The largest public holiday in the country runs from January 20th to 26th.

“I would like to visit sometime after the incident. Tet We hope it will be less crowded and cheaper, especially on flights from the United States,” he said. VnExpress International.

After Vietnam resumed tourism in March 2022, Perry returned to Vietnam and visited tourist attractions in the northern regions, including Hanoi, Halong Bay and Ninh Binh.

In 2023, he prefers to visit less crowded locations such as Mui Ne and Quy Nhon on the south central coast, famous for their long sandy beaches and turquoise waters.

American Stephen Thompson, who is currently in Phuket, Thailand to celebrate New Year’s Eve, said he hopes to participate in several more marathons in Vietnam in 2023.

“My experience so far [in 2022] It was a lot of fun. Also, I would like to visit new tourist destinations such as Quy Nhon, Dalat, Halong Bay, and Hai Phong. “

After visiting Thailand, Thompson plans to return to Vietnam. Tet Most of his friends in Vietnam are in Da Nang, so the weather is the best in Da Nang on holiday.

Jenny Bean and her Canadian friends will fly to Hanoi on March 29 and cross Vietnam via Ninh Binh, Phong Nha Ke Bang and Hoi An to Phu Quoc Island and Ho Chi Minh City.

“We are excited,” she said.

Jesper Korsgaard from Sweden wants to visit Mui Ne, famous for its sports adventures, in February.

“I want to experience kiteboarding in Mui Ne,” he said. “I travel every year and I see more Vietnam than my home country Sweden.”

Expectations for 2023

most foreign tourists VnExpress International It is hoped that the government will relax visa policies in the new year and improve the quality of tourism services.

“Vietnam is a beautiful country and I need a longer visa to explore remote areas I’ve never been to,” Thompson said.

Vietnam now offers 1 month single entry Electronic visas for visitors from 80 countries. The multiple entry 3 month visa that was available before Covid has yet to be reinstated.

Perry said he hopes Vietnam will remain open to foreign tourists despite the uncertainty surrounding Covid in China.

“Due to the current Covid situation in China, I am worried that Covid precautions will be reinstated and affect travel around the world. ”

Perry also hoped the tourism industry would do a better job of improving the quality of tourism services and eliminating tourism fraud, especially at major airports such as Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport and Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport. Said he was.

Vietnam opened its borders in March, becoming one of the first Southeast Asian countries to fully reopen to international tourism.

country only Accepting 3.6 million foreign tourists By the end of December or 70% of the 2022 target. Meanwhile, according to the General Statistics Office, tourism revenue he is VND495 trillion ($21 billion), 23% above target thanks to the domestic tourism boom.

The tourism industry 8 million foreign tourists Towards 2023.

The CEO of a major travel company expresses optimism about the outlook for tourism in 2023 amid positive signs of China’s economic resumption.

Nguyen Chau A, CEO of Oxalis Adventure, which takes people on special cave tours in central Quang Binh province, said the government will remove visa barriers and focus on tourism promotion campaigns in all markets in the new year. He said he hopes to get it. Take your industry to new heights.