Travel agencies put their products on year-end sale
Update: Nov 25, 2008
Travel agencies in the city have dropped their prices for both domestic and foreign tours to lure more customers during the last weeks of the year.

Vietravel is offering five and six-day tours to Thailand with Lufthansa for between USD 324 and USD 334 respectively, and a six-day tour to Beijing at USD 399. These prices are up to USD 60 lower.

Fiditour's four-day tour to Singapore is now being offered at USD 405, down from USD 460 months ago.

Another tour operator, SPSC Tourism, is offering four-day tours to Beijing for only USD 359.

"Tour costs have reduced because airlines have cut ticket prices for the year-end low tourist season, and this comes on top of a series of fuel price cuts," Huynh Thu Dung, head of Vietravel's press office said.

Dung expected that tourists would flock to popular domestic destinations like Vung Tau, Nha Trang and Da Lat during year-end holidays, but other destinations such as Mui Ne in central Binh Thuan Province's Phan Thiet Town, 230 km from HCM City, are also ideal spots for relaxation.

Prices for tours to Phan Thiet and Nha Trang offered by Vietravel will be reduced until the end of December, between VND 700,000 (USD 41.67) and VND 500,000 (USD 29.76) a tour, depending on the day of departure.

"Prices of tours which start on Saturdays are often higher than weekday tours," Dung said.

For only VND 2 million (USD 119), tourists can book a four-day tour to Da Lat to enjoy the cool weather of the mountainous resort town on Christmas Eve. The price of the tour, organized by Saigontourist Co, has fallen by VND 500,000 compared with a few months ago.

Saigontourist's weekly tours to Phan Thiet from now to the end of this year will drop to VND 1,296,000 (USD 77.14) from VND 1,700,000 (USD 101.19). The company also organizes budget honeymoon tours from HCM City to Phan Thiet at only VND 2,100,000 (USD 125) for two people for a two-day stay at three-star hotels.
Viet Nam News