Although an additional 56 more trains will be operated during the upcoming National Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1) holiday, all tickets have been sold out so far.
Besides, tickets for flights on some routes have been also sold out.
A representative from the Vietnam Railway Corporation (VNR) said that during the period from April 28 to May 3, the firm will operate 22 more trains on the northern routes from Hanoi to a number of tourist destinations such as Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Da Nang, Hai Phong and Lao Cai.
Meanwhile, 32 more trains will be added for the southern routes from HCM City to Da Nang, Quang Ngai, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, and Phan Thiet.
The VNR is offering a discount of 5% for customers buying two-way tickets, said the representative, adding that so far, all tickets for the periods have been sold out.
Meanwhile, domestic airlines reported that in the they have sold almost all of tickets for 41,000 seats on flights from Hanoi to popular tourist attractions like Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hue (in Thua Thien-Hue province), Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), Tuy Hoa (Phu Yen), Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh) and Dong Hoi (Quang Binh) on April 28-29.
Amid the high travel demand, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has asked airlines to consider the increase of flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City to major tourist destinations during the holidays, while avoiding a surge in ticket fares and applying measures to ensure safety for flights./.
Source: Vietnam News Agency