Tourism experts waxed lyrical about the financial potential of helicopter tours in Viet Nam at a conference in June, arguing that these tours would allow visitors to enjoy remote spots and discover the country in a fresh way.
Helicopter travel in Viet Nam, along with other adventurous activities such as bungee jumping and rock climbing, is not currently well promoted due to high costs and extensive safety requirements. More common types of adventure travel are mountaineering, mountain biking and trekking.
The best known helicopter tour in Viet Nam is organised in Ha Long Bay, the country's popular UNESCO heritage site. The fare for a 15-minute ride is reportedly about US$90.
Are you interested in helicopter tours and other types of adventure travel? Have you ever tried any of these in Viet Nam? What were your experiences like?
How do you think Viet Nam should promote different types of adventure travel, such as helicopter tours?
Is this form of tourism popular in your country and how is it promoted to attract travellers?
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