In a remarkable achievement, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have emerged as prominent climbers in the global ranking of the most searched cities this summer.
According to travel data company ForwardKeys, Hanoi has soared an impressive 41 places, securing the 76th position. In comparison, Ho Chi Minh City has made a significant leap of 30 sites, now occupying the 52nd spot among the top 100 city destinations. These rankings are based on flight search data for the months of July and August this year.
Taipei, however, claims the title of the most notable improver this year, as it has surged an astonishing 161 places compared to the previous year. This incredible achievement highlights the city's growing popularity and allure as a must-visit destination for travelers worldwide.
Bangkok has earned the distinction of being the most searched city this summer, with Paris and London following closely behind. The allure of these global cities continues to captivate the imaginations of travelers seeking diverse and exciting experiences.
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Ho Chi Minh City welcomed approximately 3.4 million international arrivals last year, representing around 30% of the pre-pandemic levels in 2019. This year, the city has set an ambitious target of attracting 5 million arrivals, showcasing its determination to recover and thrive.
Similarly, having received just over a quarter of its 2019 foreign tourist arrivals with 1.5 million visitors last year, Hanoi is striving to entice three million foreign tourists to its captivating streets and cultural landmarks this year. The city's unwavering commitment to revitalizing its tourism sector and showcasing its unique charm is evident in its aspirations.
These impressive achievements not only demonstrate the resilience and allure of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City but also underscore their significance as world-class destinations. As they continue to rebound and beckon travelers with their rich history, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality, these cities are poised to create memorable experiences for visitors from around the globe.