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Vietnam tourism booms during five-day holiday

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietnam’s tourism sector benefited from the recent Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labor Day (May 1) holiday, with an estimated eight million Vietnamese traveling during the April 27-May 1 holiday.

Hotels across the country reported an average occupancy rate of 60%, with peak days exceeding 70%. Coastal destinations were particularly popular, reaching near-full occupancy of 95%-100%, according to local news reports.

Major cities and attractions served a huge influx of tourists. HCMC welcomed nearly one million visitors, generating over VND3,200 billion in tourism revenue.

Hanoi received close to 738,000 visitors, with international arrivals up 48% year-on-year. Tourism revenue in the capital city reached VND2,500 billion.

With its cooler climate, Dalat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong attracted 170,000 tourists, a 41.7% year-on-year increase.

Provinces in central Vietnam such as Ha Tinh, which experienced a 20% increase in visitors, Thua Thien-Hue, Danang, with a 60% surge in rail arrivals, and Binh Dinh also benefited from this influx.

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