Vietnam's local travel agents started opening
tours for the festival of the national independence day (September 2nd) with the
number of tourists to increase by 15% compared to the same period last year.
Specifically, the Saigon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) has launched 50
tours, including 35 local tours and 12 outbound tours, which will start from
August 30th to September 2nd. The number of tourists the company expects is
2,500. The initial statistics by the Outbound Office, show the number of
tourists registering tours to Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, and Hong Kong
reached an estimated 1,000.
At Vietravel, the number of tourists buying tours to participate in the great
festival of the 1,000-year anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi and to Nha Trang,
Thailand, and China during the September 2nd festival has increased by 20%. Ms
Duong Mai Lan from Vietravel said that the increasing number of tourists is due
to prices of these tours sharply declining. The tour of the great festival of
the 1,000-year anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi reduced in price by 30%.
Moreover, because Thailand and China are promoting their image in Vietnam,
prices of tours to the two places decreased by 15-20% in August."
Fiditour and Hanoitourist also sold tours during the festival and the number of
tourists are also expected to increase by 13-15%.
The travel agents said that tour prices during the September 2nd do not increase
and many promotional campaigns have been launched. The festival also concurs
with the low season, thus they sold tours at affordable price to encourage both
foreign and local tourists.