VN named among top 20 countries to visit in 2020
17:26 | 18/10/2019

VGP – Viet Nam was ranked 10th among the top 20 countries to visit in 2020, according to the Conde Nast Traveler – a prestigious travel magazine. 

 Viet Nam was ranked 10th among the top 20 countries to visit in 2020 

Countries ranked from 11th to 20th are Turkey, Japan, Mexico, Tanzania, Israel, Colombia, New Zealand, Ireland and Croatia.

The results were based on the choices of more than 600,000 readers across the globe submitting their responses and rating their recent travel experiences of the world’s countries, cities, islands, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines and airports.

According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the country welcomed 12.9 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 10.8%.

The GSO said the number of foreign arrivals from Asian nations saw the highest increase of 12.5%, followed by those from Africa, America and Europe with respective rises of 10.8%, 6.8% and 5.3%.

Viet Nam is loved by both local and foreign visitors for its natural beauty, cheap prices, vibrant nightlife and memorable travel experiences.

In April, TripAdvisor’s readers also voted An Bang Beach in the central ancient town Hoi An as one of the 25 most picturesque beaches in Asia, for the third year in a row.

Viet Nam’s travel experiences have received high recommendations from various global sites. In late 2016, the U.S. news site Business Insider named a cruise trip through Ha Long Bay among the must-do travel experiences in Asia.

Ho Chi Minh City was voted the PLACE to go for nightlife in Southeast Asia by Rough Guides, the respected U.K. travel magazine, in April.

The country expects to welcome 17-20 million foreign visitors with total revenue of $35 billion per year from tourism by 2020, contributing 10% to the country’s economy, compared to the current 7.5%.

By Vien Nhu

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