Good news at the beginning of the day that two major cities of Vietnam, Hanoi, HCMC reached top 100 leading cities in the world. Specifically, Ho Chi Minh City ranked 85th, Hanoi ranked 98th in the top 100 world destinations in 2023.

According to the annual report of global market research company Euromonitor International, Vietnam has two representatives in the top 100: Ho Chi Minh City (85th) and Hanoi (98th).

Ranked first is Paris and this is the third consecutive time the French capital is in this position. Runner-up belongs to Dubai, UAE. Tokyo, the Japanese capital, is in the top 10 for the first time and ranked fourth after Madrid thanks to improved tourism infrastructure. The falling yen is considered to bring great benefits to international tourists when traveling cheaply while still receiving good service quality. The remaining names in the top 10 include Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, New York, Barcelona and London.

European cities appear the most in the rankings with 7 cities in the top 10 and 63 cities in the top 100. Asia is considered to have “good performance” in the top 20 with 6 representatives. In addition to Vietnam, three other Southeast Asian countries were honored in the award: Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. The capital Bangkok ranked 33rd, Phuket ranked 80th and Pattaya-Chonburi ranked 84th, Johor Bahru ranked 87th, Singapore ranked 11th.

Experts around the world selected and scored 55 categories under 6 main criteria: economic efficiency, tourism efficiency, tourism infrastructure, tourism policy and destination attractiveness, tourism health, safety, sustainability.

International tourism continues to recover strongly, according to CNN, with the number of trips expected to reach 1.3 billion by the end of 2023 and generating about 1,700 billion USD in global tourism spending. Türkiye’s Istanbul is the city welcoming the most visitors in the world in 2023, followed by Dubai and London. The two cities with the highest annual growth in the top 100 are Hong Kong (2,495% growth) and Bangkok (142%).

The rapid growth of tourism is also a reason that can cause many problems because a large number of tourists means overcrowding, bringing negative effects to the environment and the lives of local people.