This is the first time travel companies have joined hands to offer this special kind of tour to foreign tourists. The two firms will jointly develop and market tours during the flooding season in Dong Thap Province, beginning in October, as a typical product of the Mekong Delta.
Doan Thi Thanh Tra, marketing manager of Saigontourist, said her company began to promote flooding season tours last year. Brochures about this kind of tour have been sent to foreign partners of Saigontourist.
This year, the tour operator starts to seek international tourists for flooding season tours. Especially, the river tour from Cambodia to the Mekong Delta provinces, including Dong Thap, is very attractive to German and French visitors as well as local tourists.
“We are still selling tours so we have yet to sum up the total number of tourists, but the number of local tourists may be 1,000. We also consider this as a new product to lure international customers,” said Tra.
Travel firms over the past few years have offered tours for tourists to travel to the Mekong Delta provinces like An Giang and Dong Thap in the flooding season to experience how local lead their lives there. However, this kind of tour did not attract so many travelers.