Hotels report low occupancy rates during Reunification Day holidays amid expensive airfares

By Tu Nguyen   April 18, 2024 | 11:25 pm PT
Hotels report low occupancy rates during Reunification Day holidays amid expensive airfares
The southern tip of Phu Quoc Island. Photo by VnExpress/ Ngoc Thanh
With just over a week left for the Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1) holidays, hotel occupancy rates in tourist destinations that are mainly connected by air have reached only 40-50%.

The rate in Phu Quoc during the five-day holidays is 45% for four-star establishments and 25% for the five-star segment, according to travel platform Mustgo, which partners with 2,000 hotels across the country.

According to Mustgo, low occupancy rates are due to expensive airfares, prompting many tourists to choose nearby destinations to save costs.

VnExpress found that the cheapest return fare between Hanoi and Phu Quoc between April 28 and May 1 is VND5.3 million for early-morning and late-night departures, nearly double the rate in mid-March.

It costs VND3.3-3.8 million from HCMC.

In the popular beach city Quy Nhon, occupancy rates are 40-50% for the three-star hotel segment and 20% for the five-star segment.

Tickets from Hanoi to Quy Nhon cost nearly VND4 million during the holidays, double the price normally.

In the Central Highlands city of Da Lat, famous for its year-round cool climate, the rate is 50% for the three-to-four-star hotel segment.

Some popular destinations in the south such as Vung Tau and Phan Thiet also recorded occupancy rates from 30 to 50%.

Hotels in Da Nang also reported occupancy rates of 40%.

In the north, destinations easily accessible by car have witnessed high occupancy rates.

The rate for the three-star hotel segment is over 70% and 60% for the four-to-five-star segment.

In Ha Long, the rate is 70% for the three-star segment.

Le Thi Thu Thuy, manager of Anbooking, which manages more than 70 villas around Hanoi, said 70% of its accommodation facilities were already full during the holidays.

The Vietnam National Tourism Administration last week said the tourism industry would work closely with government agencies to offer reasonable prices for domestic travel amid complaints of soaring airfares.

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