New Year airfares to holiday destinations surge

A beach on the southern Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc. Image by Anton Shuvalov/UnsplashPeople’s trip plans have been disrupted by the sudden increase in airfare from Hanoi and HCMC to well-known tourist locations like Phu Quoc, Da Nang, and Da Lat during the approaching New Year holidays.

According to data from the online travel agency Best Price, the lowest return ticket from Hanoi to Phu Quoc for December 29 and January 1 is VND6.8 million (US$278), which is more than twice the going rate.

Following New Year’s festivities, the ticket drops to VND3.4 million.

Phu Quoc-HCMC is VND 3.8 million, 2.5 times more expensive than the earlier this month rate.

Tickets to the beach city of Da Nang in the central area and the mountain town of Da Lat in the Central Highlands also cost almost twice as much as usual.

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