April 30 and May 1: start of the revival of the tourism sector

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Vietnam Airlines is focusing on increasing the load on domestic routes that attract tourists. Photo: Lam Khanh/VNA/CVN

According to statistics, in the first 3 months of this year, the number of domestic tourists reached about 26.1 million and international tourists reached 22,358 bringing in 111.18 trillion VND in total revenue.

Airlines like Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines and VASCO plan to increase the number of flights by 10% compared to the same period of 2019 (before the COVID-19 outbreak in Vietnam).

Specifically, from April 28 to May 4, Vietnam Airlines and VASCO will operate 2,000 flights with nearly 395,000 seats; Pacific Airlines will offer more than 270 flights, equivalent to nearly 51,000 seats.

The increase in flights is concentrated on lines connecting Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to tourist destinations such as Dà Nang, Quy Nhon, Dà Lat, Nha Trang, Phu Quôc, Côn Dao…

Alongside the increase in international flights, airlines are also planning to open new routes to India, or connect international routes to Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc.

In the first quarter of 2022, Vietnam Airlines carried nearly 3 million passengers, its consolidated revenue was estimated at 11.2 trillion VND. During the holiday period from April 30 to 1er May, alongside the increase in domestic flights to meet passenger demand and accommodate the summer peak, the airline plans to resume 7 domestic and international routes.

Vietnam General Railway Company (VNR) reported that on the occasion of Southern Liberation Day (April 30) and International Labor Day (1er May), apart from the Thông Nhât trains in service on the North-South line, it will put into service nearly 50 more routes to link Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with other localities.

Vietnam Airlines Board Chairman Dang Ngoc Hoa said that in the first three months of this year, the aviation industry resumed domestic flights and international passenger operations from 15 March. Despite this recovery, significant challenges remain: many international flights have to change routes due to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and high fuel prices continue to put pressure on the costs of flight operations.

High demand for the April 30 holiday

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Influx of visitors to the complex of the Temples of the Hùng kings in Phu Tho (North).

Photo: VNA/CVN

Since March 15, when Vietnam officially reopened to tourism, travel agencies have officially resumed operations in all provinces.

According to statistics from the Agoda reservation platform, the many tourist resorts in Sa Pa and Lào Cai are already 90% full for the night of April 30 to 1er may. This is the case of the Topas Ecolodge, the Sapa Jade Hill Resort, the central Eden Boutique hotel, Muong Hotel Hoa View…

Trân Thanh Thuy, vice-president of the Tourism Association of Sa Pa (Lào Cai), said that hotels in the high-end segment in the province are in high demand: up to 70% of rooms are booked on weekends. end.

Similarly, many hotels near the beach in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoà, Vung Tau are also already 90% full for April 30 and April 1.er May, according to statistics from Booking.com.

According to Nguyên Vu Khac Huy, vice-president of the Kiên Giang Tourism Association, the holidays of April 30 and 1er May are ”the golden period” which will certainly allow the tourism industry to revive after two years of “hibernationto fight the pandemic.

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April 30 and May 1: start of the revival of the tourism sector