Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017
As per Việtnam e-Commerce Association, online tourism was rising in a rapid fashion and has the possibility to generate major tourism opportunities and create a breakthrough. To note, most of the overseas visitors to Vietnam utilize the services of the various foreign booking websites and local tourists who help them to make their bookings via foreign platforms by avoiding the local ones.
One of the well-known online travel agencies of Vietnam, gotadi.com explained that the online market share of room bookings had witnessed a major rise in the recent times, accounting for some 30 to 40 per cent of the total visitors.
Different foreign platforms actually conquered the online booking sector of the rooms, as informed by the travel agency. Also, agoda and booking together were estimated to account over 80 percent of the market of the online hotel booking. It covered the bookings made by the Vietnamese visitors traveling foreign locations along with those travelling domestically, and international tourists entering Việtnam.
Ngô Minh Đức from the Tourism Advisory Board explained that the online tourism industry was no cake walk particularly as foreign firms were skilled, experienced and technologically advanced.