Khanh Hoa to welcome over 9,300 foreign tourists by year-end hinh anh 1A golf course in Khanh Hoa (Photo:
Khanh Hoa (VNA) - The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa expects to welcome some 9,350 international tourists on board 48 flights from now until the end of 2021, according to director of the provincial Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi Le Thanh.

The flights will be from the Republic of Korea (RoK), Russia, the Philippines, Japan and Cambodia.

On November 25, a flight operated by Bamboo Airways carried 295 Americans and Canadians of Vietnamese origin to Cam Ranh International Airport from Seoul, the RoK.

The next day, four flights carrying some 1,200 Russians, Koreans and Americans will arrive in Khanh Hoa province.

Khanh Hoa to welcome over 9,300 foreign tourists by year-end hinh anh 2Khanh Hoa leading officials welcome international tourists to the province (Photo: VNA)
Between late November and early January 2022, seven flights will bring visitors from the RoK, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan and Qatar to the province.

Tran Duy Thang, general director of Thien Nhan Travel Company, said the firm will start to take Korean tourists to the province from January 5 next year, targeting to serve some 1,000 visitors per month. Travelers will go in the form of bubble tours, mostly to golf courses.

There is a high demand in the RoK for tours to Vietnam as the country is now in winter, Thang said.

The Republic of Korea is Khanh Hoa’s third largest source market, after China and Russia, said Pham Minh Nhut, vice chairman of the Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Tourism Association.

A report by the provincial government showed that as of November 22, the province had allowed 35 lodging facilities to serve international tourists with a COVID-19 vaccine passport./.