Vietnam Tourism, VietJet Air to further boost domestic tourism

The Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) has signed an agreement with Vietnam's private carrier VietJet Air to create affordable, dynamic package tours and tourism products that will boost both domestic and foreign tourism in Vietnam.

At the agreement signing ceremony (Photo: Courtesy of VietJet Air)

VietJet Air has agreed to offer Vietnam-based tour agencies low-fare air tickets while VITA and associated travel agencies will offer discounts on accommodation, meals and transportation costs.

This will allow tourists to enjoy major discounts on tours within Vietnam with absolutely no compromise on quality and service.

Both partners are also devising competitive international tours with upto 30 percent discount, to be made available when VietJet Air starts its international service early next year.

This deal is a continuation of VietJet Air’s ongoing mission to work with tourism bodies to help stimulate domestic tourism.

Previously, the low-cost carrier inked cooperative deals with Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association (HTA) and VITA by offering discounts of upto 49 percent on VietJet Air flights.

VietJet Air now operates six domestic routes connecting Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hai Phong and Vinh, plus Hanoi to Da Nang. The airline will also launch new routes before the end of the year including Ho Chi Minh City-Hue; HCMC-Phu Quoc; and Hanoi-Da Lat.

The move will increase VietJet Air’s total number of domestic routes in operation to nine by the end of 2012. Its first international flight will take off early next year.

International flights to Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia are also scheduled for early 2013. To meet expansion plans, the carrier aims to further professionalize its fleet, which will increase to 15 aircraft by 2015.

The airline’s newest aircraft also features VietJet Air's signature colorful exterior with an image of the airline's famously fun-loving and hospitable flight attendants.

By Uyen Phuong

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