Hanoi, Dalat, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Phu Quoc are the top 5 domestic destinations with the most wishlisted properties by Vietnamese travelers.
- Focus of travel dreams shifts closer to home with increased presence of domestic properties featuring in travel ‘wish lists’ created on Booking.com.
- Hanoi, Dalat and Ho Chi Minh City – popular spots and city getaways high among most wish-listed domestic destinations by Vietnamese travellers.
- Paris tops the list of international destinations featuring on Vietnamese travellers wishlist
- Hotels most wishlisted property type for Vietnamese travellers, followed by resorts and homestays.
Travel might be on pause in these unprecedented times, but data from Booking.com reveals that this hasn’t stopped people across Vietnam from dreaming about its possibilities. Delving into thousands of travel wish lists created by hopeful travelers on its platform over the last two months of lockdown, Booking.com shares the top destinations with the most wishlisted properties as they wait for when the time is right to travel again.
Anthony Lu, Regional Director, Mekong and China at Booking.com, shared: “These are unprecedented and challenging times in which safety remains the top priority. We also know that in such times, dreaming about experiencing the world again has immense power to fire our imaginations and keep spirits high. It’s amazing to see the array of different travel experiences our customers have been busy dreaming about while they wait for the opportunity to travel again. Building a wish list on Booking.com is an inspirational way for everyone to start dreaming about travel again, and we are committed to making it easy for them to turn those dreams into reality when the time is right.”
Over the past two months of July and August, the top domestic destinations with the highest number of properties being wish-listed by Vietnamese are Hanoi, Dalat, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Phu Quoc, suggesting the stimulation of urban city getaways after weeks of confinement, alongside the spirit to explore nature, culture and heritage sites and indulge in local cuisine. (Top cities are based on the number of properties most wishlisted by Vietnamese travelers per city and not by travelers wishlisting specific destinations)
Endorsements left for these destinations by past Vietnamese travelers on Booking.com indicate perhaps the experiences that Vietnamese are most excited to embrace again once lockdown restrictions end:
- Hanoi: old town, street food, culture
- Dalat: clean air, scenery, nature
- Ho Chi Minh City: street food, local food, nightlife
- Da Nang: beach, friendly people, scenery
- Phu Quoc : beach, seafood, relaxation
When it comes to international destinations featuring in Vietnamese travel dreams, it’s a similar picture with sunny city escapes featuring high on the travel wishlist. Top international cities with the most wishlisted properties include Paris followed by Bangkok, Singapore, Berlin and Seoul.
Top recommendations by past Vietnamese travellers on Booking.com for these international destinations include sightseeing, shopping and food
- Paris: architecture, sightseeing, museums
- Bangkok: shopping, street food, temples
- Singapore: clean streets, convenient public transport, shopping
- Berlin: history, sightseeing, museum
- Seoul: shopping, food, sight-seeing
Dreaming about a change in scenery and the opportunity to enjoy a stay experience outside of their own home, the most wish-listed types of places to stay for Vietnamese are hotels, resorts, homestays, apartments and lodges. Hotels account for more than half (65%) of all properties wishlisted by Vietnamese travelers over the months of July and August 2021.
The top 5 most wish-listed places to stay in Vietnam on Booking.com by Vietnamese travelers in the month of July and August include Hanoi Paradise Hotel & Spa (9.1 rating), Palm View Villa (8.6 rating), Sun Beach Hotel (9.2 rating), Pistachio Hotel Sapa ( 9.2 rating) and Cityhouse-CityOasis (9.1 rating)
Based on comparing wish list data on Booking.com from July 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021. Customers on Booking.com can wish list properties by clicking the ‘heart’ button present on every property’s listing on the platform. Top cities with most wishlisting is based on users’ wishlisting properties, not destinations.
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