Vietnam 'is an exotic destination'

There are a number of reasons that Asian holidays have proven so popular among Aussie travellers for such a long time.

The continent is in relatively close proximity when compared with other travel hotspots such as Europe and North America, countries like Thailand offer the best exchange rates to Australians and, of course, the climate is very favourable.

While Thailand and Singapore are firm favourites among Aussies, leaders at tour operator Six Senses have urged people from down under not to forget about Vietnam.

"Vietnam is an exotic destination, appeals with authentic interactions in an unspoilt environment for holidaymakers," a representative of the firm stated.

As well as its bustling cities, the country also has many peaceful retreats such as Con Dao, which allow Aussies to relax and forget about the rigours of everyday life.

Travellers from down under can rest assured that the strength of Australian currency works in their favour in Vietnam, as one dollar can get them 22,153 dong.