The representatives of Vietnamese travel agencies will attend a survey trip to Japan this month meant to encourage travel agencies to resume booking tours to the country.
Since March, HCMC's travel agencies have delayed all tours to Japan due to the duo-disasters and the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
According to Nguyen Van Thanh, sales manager of Ho Chi Minh City-based Samurai Tour Company, the survey trip will be held from May 30 to June 6, targeting tourism destinations in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.
The trip is hosted by Samurai Tour, which specializes in tours to Japan, in cooperation with All Nippon Airways and several Japanese partners.
Representatives from 12-15 Vietnamese tourism companies will take part, like Festival and Cho Lon Tourist, according to Thanh.
"Japanese partners said tourism services have recovered, so we want to bring local companies there to resume tours," Thanh said.
"We hope to be able to organize the first tour to Japan this August," Thanh said, adding that some customers have registered for the August tour, but they still need more commitments to organize it.