Hanoi has been ranked 6th and Hoi an 11th by the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, which lists the world’s most “popular, trending and emerging” tourist destinations, according to VNExpress.
The list was based on user votes in 2020, when much travel was restricted throughout the world due to the coronavirus. The number 1 spot 2021 was Bali.
In its top 25 destinations in Asia, Vietnam has four cities with enough votes to enter the list: Hanoi (2nd), Hoi An (4th), Da Nang (6th) and Ho Chi Minh City (11th). Bali and Bangkok were the top two.
Tripadvisor also added a new award for national parks as go-to places for tourists during the Covid-19 pandemic. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam’s Quang Binh Province ranked 15th on the list.
The awards are based on quality and quantity of ratings for accommodation, restaurants, and things to do over a 12-month period. They show where travelers went in 2020 while travel was open, alongside the most longed for destinations while people where stuck at home.