Vietnam 2nd most popular emerging destination in 2013: US tour operators

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Vietnam is second in the list of emerging tourist destinations for next year, a survey by the United States Tour Operators Association has found, news website Vietnamplus reported December 26.

USTOA revealed the result of the survey made of its active members at its annual conference in Hawaii in early December.

Myanmar topped the list, while India was in third place followed by Peru and Cambodia.

Founded in 1972, USTOA is a professional association representing some of the top names in travel and tourism and accounting for a sizeable portion of the tour operators' market in North America. 

Earlier this year it voted for Vietnam as the top emerging destination in 2012, followed by India, Ecuador, and China.

Vietnam attracted more than 6.6 million tourists this year, 9.5 percent more than last year, according to the General Statistics Office.

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