The central province of Khanh Hoa will host the country’s first ever International Maritime Tourism Fair, scheduled to take place in Nha Trang City from June 6-8 next year.

The event will be co-organised by Khanh Hoa province and Vietnam ’s National Tourism Administration, under an initiative from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

It aims to promote the image of Vietnam in general and of the province in particular to the international community and attract more foreign investment in tourism. The event also seeks to encourage closer cooperation between countries that have established maritime tourism industries to raise the number of overseas tourists to Vietnam .

The fair hopes to attract over 200 overseas and domestic tourism agencies and carriers, providing them with a platform to spotlight their strengths and potential. A number of seminars will also be held within the framework of the fair.

Khanh Hoa is one of the country’s leading maritime tourism destinations, welcoming over 1.74 million visitors in the first nine months of this year, including 383,000 from abroad.-VNA