Phu Quoc becomes most attractive tourist destination during Tet

The island city of Phu Quoc located in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang is anticipated to welcome tens of thousands of visitors during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday (Tet), thanks to nice weather, no travel restrictions, numerous luxury resorts, and good services.
Phu Quoc. (Photo: VOV)
Phu Quoc. (Photo: VOV)

According to a recent survey conducted by travel agencies, Phu Quoc is currently the most popular destination among tourists for Tet.

Nguyen Nguyet Van Khanh, deputy director of the Marketing Department of tour operator Vietravel, said the company plans to serve 2,000 visitors to Phu Quoc during the festive season, accounting for 40% of the total number of visitors registering for Tet tours.

Tran Thi Bao Thu, marketing and communications director of Fiditour, also revealed that tourists tend to choose maritime areas close to Phu Quoc to relax and to avoid destinations in the north due to the complicated nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a representative of Fiditour, popular destinations for visitors include Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, and those situated in the east and northwestern regions.

Nguyen Duc Viet, CEO of WE Travel, outlined that the number of visitors booking tours to Phu Quoc made up 60% of the company's total during Tet.

Most notably, four and five-star luxury resorts such as InterContinental, Fusion, Movenpick, Crowne Plaza, Pullman, La Veranda, New World, and Salinda have been fully booked, while the Vinpearl complex with thousands of rooms and luxury villas are also being reserved in advance.

Nguyen Vu Khac Huy, vice chairman of the Tourism Association of Kien Giang province, says service prices have increased by about 10% compared to weekdays, while accommodation with two to three stars or homestays in the city is still vacant.

Phu Quoc Airport is currently welcoming more than 20 domestic flights each day, with the number of flights expected to increase considerably during Tet.

A representative of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines revealed that air routes to tourist attractions such as Phu Quoc and Cam Ranh have reopened with ticket prices ranging between VND4 - 6 million per person, representing a three-fold rise compared to normal days.

Currently, Phu Quoc has roughly 25,000 accommodation rooms, of which more than 10,000 are of five-star standard. All residents and workers in the city have been fully vaccinated, and the booster shot campaign is underway.

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(Source: VOV)