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The article notes that the nation has become a popular destination known for its ancient towns and Buddhist pagodas, along with its flexibility in issuing visas for Indians.

William D’Souza, managing director of Globe Travels, said Dubai tends to be the most preferred international holiday destination among or a majority of Mangalureans, followed by Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.

However, he revealed that many Indian tourists showed a keen interest in traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia this year, adding that the company processes travel documents for nearly 30 people visiting the nation each month.

Meanwhile, Eualia D’Souza of Lia Travels, outlined that factors such as value for money, flight tickets, accommodation, good food, and sightseeing opportunities are the main reasons attracting people to Vietnam, noting that the country is very safe, especially for senior citizens.

According to a recent report released by travel website MakeMyTrip, Vietnam, Hong Kong (China), and Istanbul of Turkey are the new favourite destinations for Indian tourists during the year-end period, along with traditional destinations such as Thailand, Dubai, Singapore, and Bali.

Flight booking data also indicates that the top international destinations for Indian tourists by the end of the year are the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Maldives, the United States, Nepal, the UK, Canada, and Vietnam.

The number of Indian visitors to the country during the 11-month period doubled compared to the same period from 2019 with 352,226, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Source: VOV