Business of Vietnam tour - Vietravel will resume air tours to neighboring Cambodia, beginning on April 30, following nearly 1 year's halt because of low demand, stated its communications manager.
The Ho Chi Minh City-based firm, which won an Outstanding Tour Operator 2010 title from Cambodia's Ministry of Tourism, launched four-day air tours towards the neighboring nation final summer for nearly US$500 per tourist. The high rate discouraged Vietnamese travelers and also the service was halted.
Vietravel's new rate is US$350, communications manager Nguyen Minh Man stated, adding that he believed it was "saleable" because it requires just much more than 1 hour to fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, house to Globe Heritage website Angkor.
Vietravel was and is among the Vietnam travel firm to provide air tours to Cambodia. The firm says it managed to obtain a cope with Cambodia Angkor Air for the $350 rate.
April 30 is really a national holiday of Vietnam and is followed by the Might Day. This year, the two days fall on Saturday and Sunday. Consequently, individuals will have 4 or three.five days off inside a row, April 30 till Might three.
For the occasion, businesses of Vietnam tour are providing a four-day tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia for VND3.two million - VND4.two million per traveler, equal to a maximum US$200 plus. A five-day tour to Thailand expenses VND6.two - 6.6 million per traveler.
Tours to Thailand, China, Cambodia, Singapore and Malaysia are probably the most appealing to Vietnamese travelers for the occasion, based on nearby firms.
The Vietravel communications manager says his business served about ten,000 Vietnamese going to Cambodia final year. The majority of them traveled by bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap.
The distance in between Ho Chi Minh City and also the Cambodian capital is about 230 kilometers along with a bus trip requires much more than 4 hours or so, creating flying not the very first option.
About 70-80 buses presently commute in between the two cities each day. Tourism officials from the two nations are operating on doubling the quantity, based on Mr. Nguyen Van My, director of Lua Viet, an additional top Vietnamese tour operator.