Travel agents in Hanoi are offering discounts on domestic tours to attract more Vietnamese tourists.

The move is in response to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism’s domestic campaign with preferential airfares being offered by Vietnam Airlines.

Vietrantour, for example, is offering 10 holiday packages during summer with the highest priced tour costing 7.59 million VND, a reduction of 3-4 million VND compared to the normal price.

Hanoi Redtours is also promoting three summer tours to the central region with discounts up to 3 million VND a tour.

Despite the reduced prices, travel agents assure customers that the quality of service will be unchanged.

The travel agents forecast a surge in the number of domestic visitors during the 2012 summer holidays with a possible year-on-year rise of between 20-25 percent.-VNA