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9/27/2018 10:41:33 AM

Vietnam among world’s best places to travel in 2019: Experts

Vietnam has been named one of the best places that everyone be going in 2019, according to Chief Executive of Intrepid Group James Thornton from Traveller, an Australia travel website.

Hoi An city, Da Nang. Photo: Shutterstock

The Traveller, an Australian travel news magazine, asked 19 travel experts to draw up a list of “Best places to travel in 2019.”

Chief Executive of Intrepid Group James Thornton said, “Vietnam remains a favorite for Aussies.”

He has just named Vietnam for two reasons - stunning cycling tours and amazing food adventures. It’s also where a USD 20 round of drinks will go furthest 14 beers compared to two in Japan or three in Turkey. Travel is thirsty work.

Anthony Laver, group general manager of Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours, predicted that luxury river cruises through Vietnam and Cambodia on the Mekong River would be a popular trend in 2019.

Norman Arundel, director of hotels and resorts at Event Hospitality and Entertainments, said that Morocco and Vietnam would become more mainstream in 2019 as “an adventurers’ delight.”

Also on the list are Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Japan, Slovenia, Europe, Cuba.

Earlier, News Nation, an Indian newspaper, named Vietnam the number one destination among the top cheapest countries you can visit without having to empty you bank account.

News Nation suggested that the mountain resort of Da Lat in the central highlands is the perfect feast. Untouched and undeveloped Vietnam is a super cheap travel destination, as well as a beautiful country of lush mountain scapes and sweeping white sands.

Other places to visit while in this beautiful country can include Hanoi, which retains some of the French food culture where you will find some great patisseries producing croissants. Have a pint of Vietnam’s most popular brew, bia hoi and stopover in one of the eccentric fairytale rooms of the Crazy House.

Vietnam welcomed some 10.4 million foreign visitors in the first eight months of 2018, a 22.8 per cent increase from the same period last year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has announced.

Arrivals by air, road, and sea in the reviewed period recorded annual increases of 17.3 per cent, 62.1 per cent and 1.6 per cent, respectively while growth was also seen in the numbers of visitors from all five continents./.

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