Hoi An in Vietnam has been ranked 5th among the 10 cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday with a basket of 10 items costing the equivalent of US$98 on average.
The survey is based on data from the Post Office's annual Long Haul Holiday Report, which compared average prices for food, drinks and other common purchases in 34 destinations.
Hoi An among world’s cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday.
Cape Town in South Africa tops the list, followed by Tokyo in Japan, Bali in Indonesia, Mombasa in Kenya, Hoi An in Vietnam, Cancun in Mexico, Orlando in US, Penang in Malaysia, Chicago in US, Phuket in Thailand.
Earlier, Hoi An has been named among list top 16 of the most relaxing places in the the world. It's no surprise the UNESCO-protected ancient town of Hoi An in Vietnam's central coast is a mecca for tourists, according to CNN, a US Cable News Network.
“When the sun is out on the riverside, it's hard to find anywhere more serene in this wonderful country. The cafés that line the water all serve bia hoi, a fresh, light local beer that's brewed daily. Sitting in the shade, glass in hand, watching the world go by, is every bit as relaxing as an afternoon on the town's long stretch of sand,” CNN wrote.
In 2017, Hoi An received 3.2 million tourists, a year-on-year increase of 21.66%, according to Quang Nam province's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The 3.22 million visitors included 1.78 million foreigners and 1.44 million domestic visitors. As many as 2.38 million tourists visited Hoi An Ancient Town, up 28.16%, and 400,000 ones went to Cu Lao Cham Island.