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TRAVEL TIPS Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Railway Tourism: Great Potential but many "unanswered" questions

Vietnam Railway has just have trial for railway to serve tourist activities. Railway has advantages to meet "sufficient" conditions like luxury cabin, professional staff and various cuisine, etc. but lacks of "should" conditions.

 Vietnam Railway has just have trial for railway to serve tourist activities. Railway has advantages to meet "sufficient" conditions like luxury cabin, professional staff and various cuisine, etc. but lacks of "should" conditions.

Potential of Vietnam Railway in Tourism

Railway Tourism: Great Potential but many

"I went by train of China and Spain, compared with their quality, Vietnam train is also have similar quality. Facilities on train are very good, the staff are very friendly and helpful. I'm very impressed", said Nguyen Van Tan, representative of tourism companies.

Railway Tourism: Great Potential but many

With convenient infrastructure and hospitable staff, but Vietnam railway needs to adjust a lot in operating activities.

Many tourism companies said that nowadays, railway is a safe transportation. Railway has trains which departat night, so tourists will have time to sleep and relax and help them save time. Tourists can contemplate the natural beauty through window. Train is a reasonable mean for all tourists.

Railway Tourism: Great Potential but many

But there are not enough, Vietnam railway also need to improve the quality of cleasing services and abundance of food in train. And Vietnam railway also need to invest in cabins to service tourists.

Challenges of Vietnam Railway

Railway Tourism: Great Potential but many

On the journey from Ho Chi Minh Train Station to Hanoi Train Station, tourists are quite satisfied about the strict time like departure on time and arrival on time which is an advantage of Vietnam Railway. Tourists had an interesting 36- hour journey.

Railway Tourism: Great Potential but many

The problem is there are no bathroom on cabins, therefore, if transfering in a long journey like this, tourists cannot accept, especially, for luxury customers.

Moreover, spending cabin for tourists is an important factor to gurantee the quality of services. Tourist cabins can stop at tourist attractions for sightseeing, bathing and relaxing. Secondly, tourist cabin will help advoid incurring more human to transferring luggage.

Railway Tourism: Great Potential but many

Thridly, Vietnam railway should train professional staff to serve tourist cabins and focus on investing in indoor furniture in cabins which are challenges of Vietnam Railway. 

Railway Tourism: Great Potential but many
Railway Tourism: Great Potential but many

"Transfering in a long journey like from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, tourists will have a lot of expereinces and tourist attractions. But now, on cabins, there are less entertainment activities for tourists like cuisine, music, team building, etc. Therefore, 36- hour journey will become more interesting for tourist" shared a participant of Ho Chi Minh Tourism Association.

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