Autumn tours draw Vietnamese tourists
Update: Sep 22, 2015
Autumn tours offered by local travel firms have become increasingly appealing to Vietnamese tourists with companies announcing a rise in the number of bookings. 

One of the main reasons for the rise in autumn tour bookings is the alluring characteristics of the season, such as the pleasantly mild climate and a colourful display of flowers and trees, bright yellow rice terraces, hamlets blanketed by clouds and limitless tea hills. 

According to Tran Tuan Anh, Deputy Director of Vietravel Ha Noi, the company saw an estimated 20 percent increase in the number of tourists travelling to the northwest and northeast from August to the first half of September. 

Mai Chau (in Hoa Binh province), Moc Chau (Son La), Sa Pa (Lao Cai) and Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai) are top fall destinations. 

Nguyen Cong Hoan, Deputy General Director of Hanoi Redtours, said the company is implementing tours to the northwest and northeast to serve its customers eager to explore the culture and beauty of the mountainous region. 

Those tours are the most sought after in the autumn-winter period. Each week, the company organises two tours to these regions, he said. 

Beyond the popular domestic tours, many companies are offering tours to Northeast Asian countries such as Japan, the Republic of Korea and China as well as to European countries and North America.

The Republic of Korea, for example, is offering big promotion programmes, enabling tourists to shop and experience Korean culture in the most economical way.