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Agoda reveals post-pandemic travel trends in Vietnam

Up to 60 percent of the Vietnamese are optimistic that tourism will take off again in the next six months, according to the Welcome Back to Travel survey recently released by the online travel platform Agoda.

The survey polled more than 1,103 adults online from July 15-19.

Two out of five respondents said they expect restriction-free travel within Asia, and 38 percent anticipated all international destinations to see no restrictions in the next six months.

Women were more inclined to anticipate restriction-free domestic travel, with 63 percent as compared to 56 percent among men. Meanwhile, those aged 35-44, or 52 percent, did not expect domestic travel to resume in the next six months.

For travel in Asia, 40 percent of respondents expected to travel without restrictions. International travel with restrictions is predicted by 62 percent.

About inbound tourism, almost half of respondents did not expect inbound travel to resume in at least 12 months, or until 80 percent of the Vietnamese are vaccinated.

On the national scale, 21 percent forecast inbound travel would recover in the next 7-11 months from now. Those from the central city of Da Nang are the most optimistic, expecting that it will pick up in the next 4-6 months.

“Like many countries in this region, Vietnam relies heavily on tourism, so it’s great to see that with some safety protocols and measures in place, the public is optimistic that travel will rebound, in quarters rather than years”, said Errol Cooke, Vice President of Partner Services of Agoda./.