A group of Lao tourists land on the Phu Quoc island on December 30
The high-end travelers had booked package tours under Vietnam’s pilot programme to welcome back international visitors with vaccine passports.
They planned to stay for four days and three nights, during which they will join in activities, including relaxing in their resorts, playing golf, going to the casino, and ringing in the New Year.
Nguyen Vu Khac Huy, vice chairman of the Kien Giang Tourism Association, said Laos represents a market with great potential for Phu Quoc, especially with regard to luxury customers.
Phu Quoc’s main advantage is the sea which Laos doesn’t have access to, whilst it is not far from Laos to Phu Quoc, meaning it is highly convenient for Lao holiday-makers to travel back and forth, he noted.
According to the official, in January Vina Phu Quoc Travel Company Limited is ready to welcome roughly 800 international tourists from Singapore and Malaysia to the island, as part of efforts to recover the local tourism industry after the COVID-19 outbreak.
Earlier, a group of British travelers flew on special aircraft from Thailand to Phu Quoc on December 23 to experience a 12-day tour at a luxury resort.
With high-class tourism infrastructure and an array of advantages in natural beauty, Phu Quoc possesses great potential to attract international luxury tourists.
Covid-19 in the last few years brought the world’s tourism to its knees. Current opportunities exist but if Vietnam starts the new race later than other countries, it will lose.