Vietnamese people will have 3-day holiday for the upcoming National Day, September 2. Seizing the opportunity, travel companies have created short day-tours with several promotional programs.
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Travel companies reported that the number of tourists booking for the upcoming holiday is up 20 to 30% from last year. The most popular destinations for the holiday are Quy Nhon city in Binh Dinh province, Da Nang, Nha Trang-Da Lat, Phu Quoc and Con Dao.
Tours of rivers in the southwestern region, buckwheat flower fields in Ha Giang province, Fansipan mountain, Sa Pa, and the Moc Chau plateau in the north are also popular, as are tours of Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.
Nguyen Hoang Nhung of the Saigon Tourist Company said, “We offer 2 to 4 day tours by air to Nha Trang, Da Lat, Phu Quoc, Da Nang, and the northern region. We also sell overseas tours of Southeast Asian countries, Japan, the South Korea and Europe.”
Though the number of tourists is growing, prices are no higher than in the summer. Some domestic tours are only 65 to 150 USD.
Saigontourist offers discounts of up to 260 USD for tours of the Republic of Korea, Japan, or Thailand. A 3-day tour of the northwest is only 130 USD while a 2-day tour on Emeraude or Bhaya cruise ship in Ha Long Bay is only 145 USD.
The Viettravel company has an autumn promotion offering tour discounts of 45 to 52 USD. The Viet Media Travel Corporation offers newly-wed couples 10% off all tours.