Hanoi has, once again, beat Bangkok and Mumbai as the best destination worldwide for a cheap vacation, according to Thanh Nien News Online on Tuesday.
For the third year in a row, the TripIndex 2016 report by the travel guide site TripAdvisor has named Hanoi as the least expensive among 20 favorite cities.
The index was compiled with data from research firm TNS as it checks the cost of a three-night visit in a city, including for accommodation at a four-star hotel, a visit to three attractions, lunch, dinner and taxi transport.
Such a holiday for two in Hanoi costs an estimated US$494 which is four times less than in New York, the most expensive travel destination according to the report.
Although meals in Hanoi can cost more those in Mumbai and Cape Town, cheap hotels and transport make the Vietnam’s capital affordable. Other Southeast Asian destinations such as Bali, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur are also among the more affordable destinations while Singapore is among the most expensive places.