An earthquake-hit area in Miyagi, Japan. Photo: Koydo/Reuters
Major Vietnam’s travel agencies including Saigontourist, Vietravel, Ben Thanh, TST, Hoan My and Apex have confirmed that they have no organised tours currently in Japan, especially to the earthquake-hit areas.
According to Mr. Lam Tu Khoi, Deputy-Director of the International Tourism Department of Saigontourist, the travel agency usually launches tours to Tokyo and southern cities such as Osaka or Kyoto but not to north-eastern provinces which were hit by the earthquake.
Meanwhile, Japan Airlines, ANA and American Airlines suspended their routes from Vietnam to Japan on March 11th, while some flights from the USA to Vietnam via Japan’s Narita Airport were suspended and will have to transit in other airports.
The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, continued their flights from Vietnam to Japan on March 11th and 12th with some minor delays.
Translated by Duy Minh