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More travelers take summer tours

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm

More travelers take summer tours

QĐND – Saturday, July 24, 2010, 21:35 (GMT+7)

The number of tourists embarking on summer tours has increased by at least 15% in 2010 compared to the same period last year, according to travel agencies in Ho Chi Minh City.

According to Mr Tran The Dung, Deputy Director of the The He Tre (Young Generation) Travel Company, the company sold summer tours in central and northern provinces to 4,052 customers with a discount of 30% to 35% in June. The number of tourists had increased three fold as compared to May figures.

Tours at the weekends are always fully booked. Mostly, weekend tours to Phu Quoc and Con Dao islands were sold well before the summer. Thus, many travel agencies have to organise weekday tours.

Because of the recent hot weather, most of tourists chose to tours along the coast. Hotels in famous coastal tourist sites, such as Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Nha Trang and Vung Tau, are continually fully booked this summer.

According to the Saigontourist Travel Service Company, tourists from the northern provinces selected tours in the central and southern regions thanks to non-stop flights between these destinations.

The number of travelers flying on domestic flights this summer has also soared, said Vietnam Airlines.

In the first five months of 2010, Singapore welcomed 113,000 Vietnamese visitors, up 20% compared to the same period last year, said Chang Chee Pey, Managing Director of the Singapore Tourism Board in Southeast Asia.

In 2009, as many as 265,000 Vietnamese tourists visited Singapore, an increase of 10.9% compared to 2008’s figure.

Source: Tuoi Tre

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

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