Playing It Safe: 9 Destinations No Longer Just For Intrepid Travellers
Vietnam – For most Western travellers, Vietnam was long associated with violence and conflict. Due to the seemingly endless fascination of American popular culture with “’Nam”, anyone who grew up on Hollywood films, US rock or the musical Hair has at least an inkling of its gruesome history. Even after the end of the war and the successful Doi Moi reforms, as a communist country in the Cold War, it remained an unappealing destination for many tourists. However, since the late 1990s, tourism is on the rise. In stark contrast to its troubled history, Vietnam is now considered far more stable and safe than many other Southeast Asian countries, with a relatively low risk of terrorism or political unrest.