|Hàn River in Đà Nẵng City. VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Data released by Airbnb recently puts two major cities of Việt Nam – Hà Nội and Đà Nẵng – among the world’s top 10 intriguing travel destinations in 2018.
The online marketplace and hospitality service Airbnb announced a list of the world’s top 10 destinations for the year, in which Đà Nẵng ranked fifth in booking surges of up to 255 per cent, while Hà Nội was ninth on the list, with a 212 per cent year-on-year increase over the same period this year.
In the annual Top City Destinations Ranking report issued early last month at the World Travel Market event in London, Hà Nội ranked 52nd among the world’s 100 leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. In 2017, it welcomed 4.3 million foreign travelers, up 7.5 per cent over 2016.
Đà Nẵng, which hosted the APEC Economic Leaders Week last November, attracted nearly 2.3 million international tourists in 2017, up 37 per cent compared to a year ago, according to the City’s Tourism Department. — VNS