Travel agencies make plans for summer vacation | business
Hanoi (VNA) – Travel companies in Vietnam have made plans to meet the increasing demand for visitors during the summer holidays.
Tran Quoc Bao, deputy general manager of Saigontourist, a leading tour operator, said he expects to serve more than 280,000 customers and the number could be higher due to demand for domestic and international travel tours still growing strongly.
“Summer is the peak season of the year, so we focus all financial and human resources on diversifying services and investing in the renovation of most of the products according to the current market situation,” he was quoted as saying by the Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper.
Up to 160 package tourism products have been developed to meet market trends and meet the needs of resort tourism, Bao said.
According to Huynh Phan Phuong Hoang, deputy general manager of Vietravel, the number of tours has increased sharply, but the way Vietnamese tourists travel this year has also surprised the market.
Many families are willing to spend on top-notch tours and have stricter requirements for the quality of accommodation and food services, she said.
Hoang said that by the end of May, tours were booked in some destinations such as Phu Quoc, Da Lat or Sa Pa, where travelers can stay in 4-5 star hotels.
Travel companies in Vietnam have made plans to meet the increasing demand for visitors during the summer holidays. (Photo: VNA)
Tran Thi Bao Thu, Fiditour’s marketing and communications director, said demand for sea and highland tours has risen sharply, adding that visitors need to book tours well in advance to secure seats and reasonable prices.
Airline ticket prices to domestic destinations during the summer holidays are increasing in line with an increase in gasoline prices.
That tickets Flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Hue and Quy Nhon are expected to be almost four times what they were two years ago.
According to the air carriers, an unprecedented surge in demand for air travel is forecast for the summer holidays over the past three years since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic
A representative of low-cost airline Vietjet said ticket bookings for summer vacations on domestic flights are increasing sharply, even higher than those for the liberation and reunification vacations. The frequency of operations is up to 450 flights per day, including domestic and international flights, in mid-July, instead of 200-300 flights as previously.
According to the National Tourism Administration of Vietnam, the number of foreigners arriving in Vietnam reached around 365,300 in the first five months of this year, growing 4.5 times compared to the same period last year. The volume of domestic travelers reached 48.6 million during this period, and the revenue from the tourism sector was estimated at VND 211 trillion (USD 9.1 billion)./.