More and more tourists are booking their own holidays. To meet the demands of this tourist category, Saigontourist Travel Service focuses on selling tours on its website www.saigontourist.net. In the first six months of 2004, 1,889 tourists registered for tours through 503 orders, twice as many as the period last year.
American tourists topped the list of online bookings, and then came travelers from Australia, France, Germany and Japan. From March, Vietnamese tourists have also been able to use this electronic booking. One of the conveniences of this is that the tourist can get very quick responses from the front desk of the company. According to most individual tourists, online bookings help them make up their mind quickly about tours that are suitable for their taste and financial situation and they can save their time as well.
After four years of operation, the Saigontourist website has 130,000 visitors. The website is said to be very useful not only for foreigners but also overseas Vietnamese working in Vietnam. The English website concentrates mostly on giving information about visa procedures, festivals, landscapes and historic sites, Vietnam's culture, and promotional information about Vietnam's tourism and new tours.
Saigontourist Travel Service Co.:
49 Le Thanh Ton, Dist. Tel: 8298914