HCM City – Outbound tours are preferred by Vietnamese
travellers for the coming holidays starting on April 29, according to travel
agents and tour operators.
Working people will enjoy five consecutive days off from April 29 to May 3 to
celebrate the commemoration of the Hung Kings (the nation legendary founders)
that falls on April 29, the National Reunification Day on April 30 and
International Labour Day on May 1, which has prompted a surge in tour bookings.
Tran Phuong Linh, marketing and IT director of BenThanh Tourist, said some
customers can arrange to extend their holiday to nine days for long-haul
BenThanh Tourist reported an increase of 30-40% in tour bookings for the coming
holidays compared to last year.
Tours to Hong Kong and Taiwan have been fully booked one and a half months
ahead of the Reunification Day and International Labour Day holidays, Linh
Saigontourist is offering more than 200 inbound and outbound tours for the
The company expects to serve more than 100,000 leisure and MICE (meeting,
incentive, convention, exhibition) customers.
Nguyen Nguyet Van Khanh, marketing director of Vietravel, said more than 3,000
customers have booked tours for the Reunification Day & International
Labour Day holidays, with outbound tours accounting for 70% of overall tour
Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan
Island, and Dubai are favourite destinations, Khanh said.
Nguyen Minh Man, marketing and communications director of TSTtourist, said
domestic tours to islands and beaches as well as tourist destinations in the
Central Highlands, and central and northern regions were mostly chosen for the
The company expects to serve 2,000 customers during the holidays, Man said.
The Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) will operate additional 52 train
services between April 28 and May 3 to meet rising travel demand for the
In the north, it will add 22 train services connecting Hanoi with Lao Cai, Hai
Phong, Thanh Hoa, Vinh, Dong Hoi, and Da Nang.
In the south, it will add 28 train services connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Da
Nang, Quang Ngai, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, and Phan Thiet.
It will also run two more trains connecting Hanoi and HCM City during the