The long holidays help boost tourism and travel demand, especially long tours, said Tran Phuong Linh, Ben Thanh Tourist’s Marketing and Information Technology Director.

According to the travel agency, people have been looking for information and booking tours for the holiday since after the lunar New Year. As of the end of February, the number of customers seeking tour information and booking double that of the same period last year.

Travel demand has been surging for the National Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day holidays.

Tour prices during the holidays increase by 10%-20% compared to those of normal days due to increasing prices of services.

Another travel agency, Vinagroup, reported that more than 90% of its outbound tours have been booked, with those to Thailand, the Republic of Korea, and Indonesia already full.

Nguyen Minh Man, Director of Marketing and Communications at TSTtourist, told Saigon Giai phong Newspaper that domestic tours to coastal areas, islands, the Central Highlands region, and the Northern and Central provinces are also popular.

Source: VNA