Viet Nam a great place for good food, cheap beer
Update: Sep 26, 2018
Australian travel experts have rated Viet Nam a top 2019 destination, citing great food, cheap beer and adventure tours.  

Binh Tien beach on the border of Ninh Thuan and Khanh Hoa provinces, Viet Nam.
Photo by VnExpress

The Traveller, an Australian travel news magazine, asked 19 travel experts to draw up a list of “Best places to travel in 2019.”

James Thornton, chief executive of Intrepid Group travel agency, said, “Viet Nam remains a favorite for Aussies.”

He said his company chose Viet Nam for two reasons - stunning cycling tours and amazing food adventures.

Besides, tourists can get 14 beers for just $20 Australian dollars in Viet Nam, against two in Japan and three in Turkey.

Anthony Laver, group general manager of Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours, predicted that luxury river cruises through Viet Nam and Cambodia on the Mekong River would be a popular trend in 2019.

Norman Arundel, director of hotels and resorts at Event Hospitality and Entertainments, said that Morocco and Viet Nam would become more mainstream in 2019 as “an adventurers’ delight.”

Other destinations picked by the travel experts included Africa and Canada for nature and wildlife and France and Germany for food, wine and beer.

The article also provided useful insights into travel trends next year such as meeting new and local people with great stories behind them and leveraging technologies such as navigation and check-in via apps to enhance a traveller’s experience.