HCM City travel agencies are offering discounts to attract customers during the long holiday weekend at the end of this month.
Students and government employees have four days off with Liberation Day on April 30 and International Labour Day on May 1 following a weekend.
Vung Tau, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc are the most popular destinations for people seeking to escape the city's scorching weather.
However, many travel agencies said bookings were still slightly down from last year.
Viet Nam Airlines will offer a discount of 40 per cent on domestic air fares for travel agencies to promote local travel until December 31, according to its southern office.-VNS