Vietnam Airlines 40% off on domestic fares in 2012
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will apply a discount of 40 percent on their domestic air fares for local travel agencies to promote inbound traveling from now until December 31, according to their southern office.
Vietnam Airlines and the Ho Chi Minh City Association of Tourism will pick certain travel agencies to cooperate in setting up discount tours for Vietnamese tourists.
Travel agencies need to book the tickets 30 days in advance and pay a deposit of 50 percent 14 days before departure.
Flights are on limited hours and are not applicable on national holidays like April 30 or May Day.
With the discount air fares, round trips between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi will cost VND3 million (US$150) per passenger, Ho Chi Minh City-Da Nang VND1.9 million (US$91) and Ho Chi Minh City-Phu Quoc VND1.6 million (US$80).
Tran The Dung, deputy director at the The He Tre tourism company, said this promotional program will make a positive impact on travel agencies, helping them to roll out discount tours to attract domestic travelers.
It is estimated that the fares for tours to central Vietnam and Phu Quoc island will drop by 20 percent compared to current ones.
“Our company will discount a further 8 percent to encourage people to travel inbound,” said Dung.
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