Cheap tours offered

08:23 | 05/04/2014 Entertainment

(VEN) - Summer tourist season this year promises to offer exciting options as travel companies provide discounted distinctive tours during the Reunification Day on April 30 and International Labor Day on May 1.

Travel companies have promoted Con Dao Island as a destination and can offer tours for tourists on the holidays of April 30 and May 1.

According to Head of Lien Bang Travelink’s Marketing Division Tran Thi Hoang Linh, this year, the company will offer a special Con Dao Itinerary tour, taking visitors to Con Dao to discover the huge prison system there including Phu Hai Prison and tiger cages; to visit the Hang Duong cemetery and tombs of Vo Thi Sau and Le Hong Phong. Visitors will be able to enjoy local specialties such as oyster sauce and shark salad.

Lien Bang Travelink’s three-day Con Dao Itinerary tour, lasting from April 30 to May 3, will just cost VND6.589 million, and those who order in advance of April 1 will enjoy a discount of VND300,000.

“Other tours such as Hanoi - Ha Long - Sapa, Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Thien Duong Cave, Ninh Chu - Phan Thiet, and Nha Trang - Da Lat departing on April 30 have also attracted a lot of people. The number of tourists booked tours for April 30 and May 1 increased by 15 percent compared to the previous year,” Tran Thi Hoang Linh said.

Vietravel is attracting tourists by focusing on special tours with tremendous discounts from 40-45 percent compared with the usual tour prices. Some of the company’s offers include a two-day Chau Doc - Ba Pagoda - Tinh Bien - Cam Mountain tour for VND1.19 million (40 percent discount rate); Ha Tien - Mui Nai - Phu Quoc Island - Rach Gia that lasts in four days and costs VND3.99 million (40 percent discount rate); and Da Lat that lasts in three days and costs VND1.65 million (45 percent discount rate).

Along with large travel companies, small travel companies in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have also registered 10-20 percent increases in bookings for April 30 and May 1.

Some provinces and cities with large tourist potential such as Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, and Da Nang are also striving to attract tourists by organizing cultural and tourist activities during this occasion. For example, Da Nang will host a firework festival, Lao Cai will hold the Sapa in the Cloud festival, and Quang Ninh will host the Ha Long Carnival. These cultural activities have become vastly attractive to domestic and international visitors.

The Ha Long Carnival this year will be held on the evening of April 30 at Ha Long City with cultural and festive activities such as carnival parade and firework display.

According to travel companies, although tour prices for the coming holidays have been cut, quality will be maintained. However, to choose a perfect tour, visitors should sign up as early as possible with reputable travel companies./.

By Thanh Tam