Travel demand during upcoming holidays surges

 Travel agents in Ho Chi Minh City are offering a huge range of domestic and outbound tours for the upcoming Reunification Day holiday on April 30 and May Day on May 1, and many of them are fully booked.
UNESCO World Heritage Ha Long Bay (Photo: VNA)
UNESCO World Heritage Ha Long Bay (Photo: VNA)

According to travel firms, the five-day holiday is a good opportunity for them to develop new domestic and outbound tours to sustain demand through this summer.

Tran Thi Bao Thu, marketing and communications director of Fiditour, said her company was focused on tours to popular beach towns and islands such as Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Da Nang, and Ha Long.

This time of the year is ideal to visit these places with many activities being organised there to attract tourists.

Most outbound tours to neighbouring countries and territories such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Taiwan have been fully booked, she said.

Vietravel has many tour packages to new tourist destinations like Binh Lieu in Quang Ninh province and Ta Dung in Dak Nong.

The company expects to serve 25,000 customers this holiday, up 10 percent from a year ago.

A Saigontourist spokesperson said prices of domestic tours are up 7-10 percent during the holidays compared to normal days while prices of outbound tours remain unchanged, except to countries in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia, whose prices have risen by 2-5 percent.

Saigontourist is offering tours for below VND10 million (US$ 420) to destinations in the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands.

It has announced attractive deals at its promotion event on April 6 and the HCM City Travel Fair from April 11 to 14. 

Nguyen Minh Man, marketing and communications director of TST tourist, said customers planned and purchased tours very early, resulting in almost all tours being fully booked except some to Malaysia, Dubai and Japan.