Vietnam Airlines launches “Re-discover Vietnam” programme in Singapore
|Vietnam Airlines aircraft (Photo: VNA)
This is the first among a series of events to be held by Vietnam Airlines and its partners all over the world. After a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, the carrier has to date re-operated flights to many markets, and Singapore is the first market that has resumed two-way services.
Viet Nam has gained positive results in its vaccination roll-out and officially re-opened its doors to foreign visitors on March 15.
In the first quarter of this year, the number of international tourists and the volume of goods through Vietnam’s airports surged by 176 percent and 113 percent, respectively, compared to those in the previous quarter.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Singapore Mai Phuoc Dung appreciated Vietnam Airlines' initiative to organise the programme.
According to the diplomat, the tourism and hospitality industries are not the only sectors benefiting from the resumption of normal travel between the two countries. As Singapore has been Viet Nam's largest foreign investor in the past two years, the resumption of travel creates favourable conditions for investors from both countries and gives great hope for a more vibrant future.
Also at the launching ceremony, Vietnam Airlines and its partners - Thien Minh Group (TMG), Vinpearl, and Caravelle - introduced new, attractive and safe tour packages to agents, businesses and customers in Singapore. The airline is currently operating 18 flights per week between Singapore and Viet Nam's Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. From June 1, it will open more direct flights from Singapore to Phu Quoc, Da Nang and Nha Trang.
Travellers are allowed to exchange tickets free of charge if they unfortunately contract COVID-19 and cannot depart as planned.