Tourism destinations in Vietnam are gaining more and more attention from travelers from Russia, particularly coastal provinces in the central region such as Binh Thuan or Danang, with considerable rising number of tourists from this country since early 2012.
Figures indicate there are averagely 18,000 – 19,000 Russian people travelling to Vietnam each month in 2012, with a record of 86,681 tourists in the first 5 month, which is 56% higher over the same period last year and central provinces are considered the most favorite destination of Russian travelers. Danang International Airport reports a number of 200 Russian passengers landing each day, and an upcoming number of about 12,000 Russian visitors from June to August this year.
Russian travelers are regarded to be drawn by beautiful tropical beaches and the wildness of nature in Vietnam. They prefer arriving in summer time as a way to compensate themselves the extremely cold winter in their country. Other reasons to attract Russian travelers consist of low cost and the effort of Vietnamese authorities to facilitate Russian visitors.
Russia is one of the most fundamental markets of Vietnam tourism industry wit vital contributions on the development of this industry for recent year. Russia is currently standing 10th on the list of top tourism markets to Vietnam and the total spending of Russian travelers in Vietnam is often higher than other nations with the excessive percentage between 20-40%.