Vietnamese American writer Eirene Tran Donohue wrote the Netflix movie “A Tourist’s Guide to Love” to showcase a different side of Vietnam to Westerners. Donohue wanted to share the beauty of the country’s landscape, which includes mountains, beaches, and beautiful countryside, and also to highlight the vibrant cities and the joyful spirit of the Vietnamese people. The film was inspired by how Donohue met her husband in Hanoi while traveling in Vietnam, and she had been wanting to tell the story for over 20 years.
According to Donohue, many Vietnamese people were grateful to see a movie that showed the beauty of their country, and she hoped the film would increase Vietnam’s popularity as a tourist destination. The movie features various tourist destinations, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and Hoi An, as well as showcasing the different aspects of Vietnamese culture, history, and cuisine.
Since the release of “A Tourist’s Guide to Love,” many foreign viewers have praised Vietnam’s beauty on Twitter and expressed a desire to visit the Southeast Asian country. The movie follows the story of Amanda, a travel executive from Los Angeles who travels to Vietnam to acquire information about a local tourism agency. During her travels, she meets a local tour guide named Sinh, and they develop a romantic relationship. The film has been ranked as one of the 10 most-watched movies on Netflix globally after its release. The success of the movie is expected to increase Vietnam’s visibility among international tourists, according to tourism insiders.