Russian vacationers at a resort in Khanh Hoa Province, 2019. Picture courtesy of Anex Vietnam
Vietnam is considered one of 5 hottest journey locations for Russians for New 12 months vacation, in accordance with flight reserving information from Russian journey web site OneTwoTrip.
Thailand was essentially the most favored vacation spot by Russian vacationers with the variety of air ticket bookings accounting for 38.7%, adopted by Indonesia (10.9%), Vietnam (10.8%), the Philippines (5.5%) and Turkey (5.1%), Russia Journey Digest newspaper reported, citing OneTwoTrip’s information of buyer bookings with departures between December 31 and January 8, 2023.
Within the first eight months of this yr, solely 14,600 Russian vacationers visited Vietnam, accounting for 1% of complete overseas arrivals.
In 2019, the yr earlier than the onset of the Covid pandemic, Vietnam obtained a document 646,000 vacationers from Russia, making it the sixth largest tourism supply after mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the U.S.
After the Russia-military battle broke out in February, constitution flights from Russia to Vietnam haven’t resumed.
At present, Russian vacationers solely come to Vietnam in small teams. They need to transit in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan earlier than taking a flight to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh Metropolis.