According to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs, public workers in the country will receive four consecutive days off from September 1st to September 4th in celebration of the National Day on September 2nd.

Based on insights from travel businesses, individuals residing in Ho Chi Minh City have a preference for spending their four-day holiday within the city or its surrounding areas. This inclination is primarily influenced by the upcoming new school year opening ceremony, which dissuades them from embarking on long-distance trips with their children.

According to projections, there is expected to be a significant increase in the number of individuals taking part in inner-city and river tours.

According to tour operators, local tourists have a preference for self-planned trips rather than tours organized by travel agencies when it comes to domestic travel during the holidays.

Pham Phuong Anh, General Director of Viet Media Travel, stated that her company has achieved over 80% of its capacity for National Day tours. The majority of tourists are journeying from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, the northwest region, and Phu Quoc, a thriving island destination in southern Vietnam.

According to a spokesperson from Saigontourist Travel, the company has successfully sold approximately 90% of its tours for the upcoming event. These tours have departure dates ranging from August 29th to September 3rd.

At this time, our company is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting reservations for both domestic air tours and tours to Northeast Asian countries. We kindly invite guests to take advantage of this opportunity and secure their bookings before the end of the week.

Tourists sunbathe on a beach in Phan Thiet City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Tourists sunbathe on a beach in Phan Thiet City under Binh Thuan Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Guests are currently being welcomed for Saigontourist domestic road tours and Southeast Asian tours until the departure date.

According to preliminary statistics, Saigontourist Travel has experienced a substantial increase in domestic tourists this year, with a growth rate of nearly 24 percent. Additionally, the company has also seen a climb of over 10 percent in outbound tours compared to the same period last year.

Tran Quoc Bao, Deputy General Director of Saigontourist Travel, has announced that our company has made arrangements for alternative destinations for customers seeking to book last-minute domestic road tours.

Despite not being as popular as expected, businesses remain confident that popular tourist destinations such as Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, and Da Nang will attract a significant number of visitors during this year’s National Day holiday. These locations are highly favored by tourists due to their suitability for self-planned trips.

Tran Anh Thi, the General Manager of Seahorse Resort & Spa in Phan Thiet City, stated that their establishment is currently fully booked for the upcoming holiday.

According to Thi, the number of visitors has become more evenly distributed throughout the week and has increased overall since the opening of the Dau Giay – Phan Thiet Expressway, resulting in shorter travel times.

“In the event of price increases or indications of unethical business practices, customers will abandon the company.”

According to Nguyen Minh Man, a representative of TST Tourist, the summer tour market has already experienced significant activity since mid-August, with many families having already embarked on their vacations. As a result, it is unlikely that the upcoming holiday season will experience a significant surge in demand.

According to a recent survey conducted by, it has been found that Da Nang, a coastal city in central Vietnam, is the top-searched destination among Vietnamese travelers seeking a getaway for the National Day holiday.

According to the Travel Confidence Index 2023, Vietnamese travelers have a notable inclination towards coastal destinations, with 61% expressing a keen interest in islands and beaches. This is closely followed by cities, which garnered the interest of 60% of Vietnamese travelers.

According to Varun Grover, the country head for in Vietnam, there is a noticeable increase in demand for staycations, drivecations, and short breaks among Vietnamese travelers during the upcoming National Day weekend. Many are opting to explore nearby places or indulge in closer-to-home destinations within the APAC region.