Mr. Nguyen Quoc Thai from Go Vap district of HCMC said that each member of his family spent an average of about VND 5 million for a three-day and two-night trip to Da Lat city. He checked information on accommodation, food and beverage services before booking to avoid overcrowding the venue.
Ms. Hoang Thi Lanh who lives in Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 3 of HCMC chose domestic destinations instead of traveling to foreign countries. She booked a hotel room online through hotel booking sites. People can read reviews of an accommodation they book through the platforms, she said.
This trend is not only growing in Vietnam but in other countries around the world with the participation of the biggest technology companies providing online travel booking platforms. According to reports by Google and Temasek, the online travel market in Southeast Asia is expected to be worth around US$90 billion by 2025. In this case, the online travel market in Vietnam will be worth US$90 billion. billion US dollars by 2025.
Domestic tourism enterprises need to improve their products to meet new travel trends and traveler needs, such as improving service quality, providing high-end tours according to visitors’ needs and preferences.
Many travel agencies started selling tours to foreign countries when Vietnam fully reopened international tourism and lifted all travel restrictions from late March.