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 Labor Day on May 1, which has prompted a surge in tour bookings.

Tourists at a beach in Da Nang City

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 outbound destinations.

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 (China) have been fully booked one and a half months ahead of the Reunification Day and International Labor Day holidays, Tran Phuong Linh said.

Saigontourist is offering more than 200 inbound and outbound tours for the holidays.

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 Labor Day holidays, with outbound tours accounting for 70% of overall tour bookings.

Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan Island, and Dubai are favorite 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 coming holidays.

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 holidays.

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 Ho Chi Minh City during the holidays.

Source: VNA