Tour operators report travel surge on upcoming holidays

21-Apr-2018 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Many tour operators have posted a strong surge in tour bookings for the upcoming holidays of Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labour Day (May 1) as there are seven days off.

HCM City-based tourism firms said bookings had almost matched their targets as of early this week. Bookings have grown by at least 15 percent compared to the same holidays last year at some firms, while others reported growth of 25 percent to 70 percent.

A majority of tourists take 4-6 day tours to beach cities and the Danang Fireworks Festival and especially to foreign destinations such as South Korea and Japan.

Le Hong Viet Thao, deputy head of Marketing and Media at Vietravel, said that thanks to the long holidays, the company expects to serve some 24,000 tourists, up 20 percent year-on-year. Thao added the number of domestic tours sold have reached 85 percent of the target and that of foreign tours 90 percent.

“Numerous tours to Japan and South Korea have been sold out and prices of these tours have grown by 10 percent,” said Thao.

Other tour operators agreed that tour bookings on this occasion rose 15-25 percent.

Nguyen Minh Man, head of Marketing and Media of TST Tourist, noted the company is currently launching Southeast Asian tours, having sold out tours to Japan and South Korea.

Another Vietnamese tour operator, Fiditour, is expected to enjoy a 35-40 percent rise in the number of tourists taking 3-4 day tours to Nha Trang and Quy Nhon cities, and Phu Quoc and Con Dao islands over the year-old period.

Fiditour said tours to overseas destinations like Taiwan, Japan and South Korea are most sought after, with bookings rising as much as 70 percent.


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