Vietnam on Alert for Tropical Storm Wipha

Torrential rain together with landslides and flash floods are predicted to batter the Northern region of Vietnam and Laos from midnight over the coming days due to the effects of typhoon WIPHA; consequent flooding, landslides, transportation disruptions, and power outages are possible in affected areas.

Rough seas will also be stirred and create dangers for boaters and swimmers across the Gulf of Tonkin into Saturday. The northern port city Hai Phong and the nearby Quang Ninh Province, home to the popular Ha Long Bay, are expected to be directly hit.

Quang Ninh Province has issued offshore fishing and touring ban in the Ha Long Bay and other tourist spots. By Thursday morning, all ships had returned to their harbours. Flights to and from the areas expected to be affected are cancelled and alternative touring arrangements have been made as well. Our teams will work closely together to limit the impact on the modification of your clients’ journey.

Today, all Halong Bay cruises have received an operating permit to cruise as normal from Saturday, August 03 as the storm has changed its direction and weakened. 

Again, ASIA DMC is making all necessary efforts to reduce the impact on tours through the affected areas. If your customers are currently touring with us in the areas, you have been in touch with our teams already and we want to reassure you that they are safe and that our travel advisors have been and will remain in contact with you as well as your clients to ensure their safety and their satisfaction despite the difficult weather conditions.

If you require any further information, please contact your dedicated travel expert.

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