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Vietjet inks deal with HCMC Tourism Association

Released at: 18:50, 26/03/2015

Vietjet inks deal with HCMC Tourism Association

Cooperation aims at cutting travel costs and boosting tourism development.

by Thong Dat

Vietjet announced today that it will slash fares by up to 50 per cent on flights for tours run by domestic agencies under the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association, in a special collaboration aimed at spurring growth in the tourism industry.

In recent weeks Vietjet has also announced the opening of several new domestic routes, such as Ho Chi Minh City - Chu Lai in Quang Nam province (from May 27), Ho Chi Minh City - Dong Hoi in Quang Binh province (from April 29), and Hanoi - Quy Nhon (from April 26).

This year Vietnam is promoting the country's incredible heritage sites. It is hoped that that new flights and cheaper tours will encourage more Vietnamese and international travelers to explore many of them.

A representative from the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association said that air tickets normally account for 45-50 per cent of a tour's total cost. As a result of the agreement between Vietjet Air and the Association, domestic tourism agencies will be able to offer more affordable tours, which in turn will encourage tourism growth.

Many of VietJet's new flights will also encourage tourism growth in central Vietnam's less well-known destinations, such as Quy Nhon, Dong Hoi, and Chu Lai, where travelers will discover unspoiled beaches, incredible scenery, and fascinating heritage sites. As always, VietJet will help travelers reduce travel time and costs when traveling to these areas.

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