Vietnam surges as long-haul destination
Judging by the demand for Vietnamese currency – the Vietnamese dong – this summer, there is a surge of Brits heading for the country.
According to the Post Office Travel Money’s recent report, there was a huge 106% year-on-year increase in sales of the Vietnamese currency, probably boosted by new direct flights and some new luxury beach resorts.
Emma Mitchell, product manager at tour operator Hayes & Jarvis, says: “Access to the country has become much easier with direct flights from Gatwick to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines. It has amazing beaches, a rich history and really traditional way of life.”
Other high currency demands this summer included the Australian dollar, jumping by 98% – helped by Lions rugby fans, and the fact the pound is worth 12.8% more in Australia than a year ago – while New Zealand, helped by The Hobbit, saw an 86% jump from 2012. In Europe, the Russian ruble led the way with sales up by 75%, followed by Croatia (up 35%).
Is a visit to Vietnam on your wish list?
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