Vietnam among 8 cheapest destinations for families: Australian newspaper
A family of Australian tourists pose for photos on a cruise ship in Ha Long Bay in April 2022. Photo by Ken Rafter
Australian newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald has named Vietnam among the eight cheapest destinations for family holidays. "Take a Vespa tour through bustling streets, cycle through rice fields and swim in beaches dotted along the country’s gorgeous coastline," it recommended.
A tour of Vietnam would be incomplete without trying signature street foods such as pho (noodle soup), banh mi (Vietnamese-style sandwich) and banh xeo (Vietnamese pancakes), it said.
Travel between Vietnam and Australia is convenient since carriers such as Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways and Vietjet Air offer weekly flights from Hanoi and HCMC to Sydney and Melbourne.
The other destinations the newspaper lists are Bali in Indonesia, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Queenstown in New Zealand.
Australia is one of Vietnam's biggest tourism markets, with more than 383,000 people visiting in 2019, the year before Covid, according to data from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
Last year there were 100,000 Australian tourists.
Vietnam currently offers 30-day e-visas for citizens from 80 countries and territories, including Australia.
The National Assembly of Vietnam has approved a bill that will extend the validity of e-visas from 30 days to 3 months. The new law will take effect on August 15, 2023.
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