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APT sees rise in Asia river cruise bookings as Vietnam reopens

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Australian Pacific Touring (APT) has seen a “healthy” rise in Asia river cruise bookings as Vietnam reopens to international tourists.

The increase in booking began a month ago, following the country announcement that it would reopen to international travellers as the Covid-19 pandemic disipates.

Mekong River cruises are a key tourism draw and APT is deploying a new ship to the region and switching another to sister brand Travelmarvel.

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Managing director Paul Melinis said: “As the number one river cruise company to Asia in terms of volume, Vietnam’s reopening is a very welcome progression.

“We have APT guests who have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get aboard our luxury new-build, Mekong Serenity, and Travelmarvel guests who can’t wait to experience an elevated product offering on the Mekong, thanks to the addition of the RV Apsara, which moves over from APT to the Travelmarvel brand and marks a new level of luxury for our customers who are seeking a more flexible holiday experience.”

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He added: “We have seen a very healthy upward booking trajectory for our Asia river cruises since the border announcement, and our teams are on hand to support agents with any queries that their customers may have about the quarantine and testing requirements that Vietnam will have in place.”

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