Hanoians’ demand for domestic and foreign tours usually climbs as summer approaches, but this year, the demand is expected to rise due to numerous tourism promotion programmes launched by travel agencies.

According to travel agencies, the number of customers booking tours to popular destinations in the central and southern regions increased by 20-25 percent against the same period last year.

The Vietravel Company, which has close links with a network of prestigious domestic and international airlines, has offered May tours at discount prices between 2 and 5 million VND (95 – 238 USD) from Hanoi to central and southern destinations like Da Nang , Can Tho and Phu Quoc Island.

In coordination with Vietnam Airlines, it has launched tour promotion programmes to regional countries during this year’s summer.

The Hanoi Red Tours Joint Stock Company is also offering various package tours at a 20 – 50 percent discount to welcome the summer.

The low-cost airline VietJetAir, in response to the tourism promotion programmes, is offering 200,000 VND (10 USD) tickets to passengers travelling from Hanoi and HCM City to Bangkok, Thailand this June.

Recently, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism have worked together to promote the city’s development of tourism-related activities.

Tourism cooperation programmes are vital to create quality tourism products at reasonable prices, and promote tourism in Vietnam and Hanoi in particular, said Mai Tien Dung, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.-VNA