Nha Trang beach in Khanh Hoa province

Khanh Hoa expects 40,000 foreign visitor

Khanh Hoa is home of beautiful beach towns of Nha Trang and Cam Ranh has set a target for welcoming 40,000 foreign tourists until the end of 2022.

The central province has said it would focus in particular on high-spending tourism markets.

High-spending markets will be focused by the central province as a new strategy to develop tourism.

Chinese tourists used to be key market of Khach Hoa’s tourism before then pandemic. Now, because China is still pursuing its zero-Covid policy with strict travel restrictions, the province has been looking for a way to diversify it’s market and visitors source

This year, the province will focus mainly on high-spending tourism markets like Australia, India, Malaysia, Russia, and South Korea, Nguyen Thi Le Thanh, director of the provincial Department of Tourism said.

The province also hopes a total of 1.16 million domestic tourists will visit this year, bringing in revenues of VND4 trillion ($175 million), up 80 percent from the previous year.

Khanh Hoa welcomed over 7 millions tourists which including 3.56 milions foreigners before pandemic. In 2019, tourism industry in the province increased 13% compare last year.

Since the government partially reopened international tourism last November, Khanh Hoa has welcomed 48 flights with over 10,000 foreign arrivals from Russia, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia.

Tourist destinations around the country are preparing to welcome back foreign visitors after a hiatus of around two years, with Vietnam announcing full resumption of international tourism starting March 15.

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