Nearly eight million tourists visited Vietnam in the past year. With that an extremely stable trend has taken shape: a nine per cent average annual increase in visitors over the past ten years. Although 50 per cent of visitors come from Northeast Asia, especially from neighbouring China, more and more European travellers have already experienced Vietnam's attractions, including approximately 150,000 Germans in 2015. The lifting of visa requirements in June 2015, which now applies to many European nationalities, has certainly helped.
Yet the Vietnamese hospitality and the "timeless charm" (the official tourist slogan) of the country itself are exceedingly attractive. Scenic, culinary and cultural diversity from more than 50 ethnic groups are definitely very good arguments for a visit: educational trips, pure recreation and also active holidays are possible. For this there is an extensive, modern infrastructure: in the past year, 60 hotels opened in the three-star category alone, 28 in the four-star category and a further 19 are decorated with five stars. The flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (member of the SkyTeam Alliance) brings tourists safely to their destination with a modern fleet of 87 aircrafts – the only company to offer nonstop service from Frankfurt am Main to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City up to five times a week.
Hall 26c, Stand 311