Khanh Hoa – The south central coastal
province of Khanh Hoa aims to receive 5 million tourists in 2021, including 1.5
million foreigners, and earn 17.5 trillion VND (760.45 million USD) from
tourism, heard a meeting held by the provincial People’s Committee with
representatives of more than 150 travel firms on March 10.
According to provincial leaders, Khanh Hoa will focus on
exploiting the domestic and foreign markets, targeting foreign labourers,
experts and diplomats residing in Vietnam.
The locality will increase communications on a “safe Vietnam,”
thus introducing the safe and friendly destination of Khanh Hoa.
Alongside, the locality will design tourism stimulus programmes and organise tourism promotion events in some countries such as
Russia, the Republic of Korea and China, and optimise the direct air routes to the Cam Ranh International Airport when COVID-19 is basically brought under control in the
Addressing the event, Pham Minh Nhut, Vice President of the
Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Tourism Association, travel firms should coordinate with accommodation
facilities, tourism sites as well as transport firms to maintain and
recover tourism product supply chains.
Meanwhile, Doan Hai Quan, Director of the Nha Trang branch
of Vietravel, said that along with the formed connections with a number of
localities such as Lam Dong and Dak Lak, Khanh Hoa should expand tourism
linkages with localities in the south central coastal, southwestern and Central Highlands
regions, thus diversifying tourism products to lure more visitors.
Nguyen Thu Phuong, Sales Director of Vinpearl, said that the
firm has prepared for the launching of a new tourism product in Hon Tre island,
aiming to attract foreign tourists to Khanh Hoa.
At the meeting, Le Huu Hoang, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s
Committee, lauded efforts made by tourism firms amid difficulties in 2020
due to impacts of COVID-19.
He asked local relevant agencies and travel firms to
continue implementing COVID-19 prevention and control measures during their
On the occasion, the Khanh Hoa People’s Committee signed a
cooperation agreement with Vietnam Airlines in the 2021-2025 period.
Last year, due to impacts of COVID-19, Khanh Hoa received only 1.4 million visitors, or 19 percent of its target,
including 430,000 foreigners, a drop of 88 percent over the previous year./.