City residents head for beaches
HO CHI MINH CITY () (VNS) - Tours to seaside resort towns in the south have increased this year for the Liberation Day and Labour Day holiday period beginning at the end of the month.
HCM City-based Fiditour said its bookings to Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, Con Dao Island and Phu Quoc Island had increased 25 per cent over the same period last year, and Saigontourist's bookings rose 15 per cent over last year.
Flights from HCM City to Phu Quoc and Nha Trang are fully booked on April 30 and May 1, but seats are still available for departures on May 2 and 3, according to travel companies.
Bookings at travel agencies have sharply increased for tours from April 30 to May 4.
Vung Tau, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Con Dao and Phu Quoc are the most popular destinations. — VNS