Overseas tours popular for summer holiday

Tour operators said they have seen growing numbers of bookings for outbound tours during summer holidays.

According to tour operators, overseas tours have become more popular in Vietnam due to sensible airfares and interesting promotional programmes.

Huynh Phan Phuong Hoang, Deputy General Director of  Vietravel tour operator said most of bookings at his business are for foreign destinations such as Southeast Asia, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and Europe.

Local high-income earners prefer trips to Europe, the US, or Australia, and many are willing to pay more for upgrades, such as flying business class and staying in five-star accommodation.

While domestic tourism recorded impressive growth last year, overseas trips now hold the larger share./.