Indian tourists keen on Vietnam trip as direct routes increase

Indian tourists keen on Vietnam trip as direct routes increase

An Indian billionaire couple maintain a marriage ceremony at J.W.Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, 2019. Picture courtesy of Vietnamese Embassy in India

Google information has revealed Indian vacationers are more and more eager on visiting Vietnam as carriers have launched extra direct flights.

The search quantity for direct flights to Vietnam from India in early April grew by 400 p.c year-on-year and over 3,000 p.c in late Could, in response to information from Google’s Vacation spot Insights.

The frequency of searches for lodging from Indian vacationers by mid-June tripled in comparison with early April.

Vietnamese carriers are racing to launch extra direct flights connecting vacationer hotspots with Indian cities, with India being one in every of Vietnam’s rising tourism markets earlier than the pandemic.

Vietjet Air earlier this month introduced direct flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Metropolis to India’s business hub, Mumbai.

Vietnam Airways final week launched direct companies between Hanoi, HCMC and New Delhi, turning into the second Vietnamese provider to fly to India.

Essentially the most searched vacationer locations by Indian vacationers are Hanoi, HCMC, Phu Quoc, Quy Nhon, Da Nang and Hoi An.

The variety of Indian guests to Vietnam rose from 85,000 in 2016 to 169,000 in 2019.

Vietnam allowed free-quarantine entry since March 15 and likewise ditched Covid testing necessities.