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Vietravel wants to launch five-star tourist train on North-South line

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietravel has expressed interest in launching a five-star tourist train that will traverse the entire country in collaboration with the Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR).

Nguyen Quoc Ky, chairman of Vietravel, informed Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh of this plan when he attended a conference to discuss the 2024 plan for VNR held on January 9.

The project will feature a range of amenities on the train, including a modern fitness center, a recreation center, a kids’ club, as well as screening and video game rooms.

The five-star relaxation cars on the train are designed to provide guests with the comfort and relaxing experience during their journey to explore the country, Ky said, adding that the special tourist services offered on this train will adhere to international standards and meet the requirements for sustainable tourism development.

Statistics of the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism showed that local tourists using train services in 2023 reached 10 million, expanding by 15% against 2022, while the number of international visitors opting to travel by train was 1.5 million last year, rising by 20%.

Notably, the Hanoi-HCMC route in 2023 gained recognition as one of the world’s amazing train journeys from Lonely Planet, which is a widely-viewed British travel guide.

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