Over 25,000 tourists flocked to the central province of Khanh Hoa during the first three days of 2011, up more than 20 percent over the same period last year.

According to a report of the provincial Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, of the total, foreign visitors rose by almost 80 percent. The province’s tourism sector earned 22 billion VND in revenues.

On Jan.4, the Ocean Princess cruise liner from Hong Kong including 750 tourists aboard arrived in Nha Trang Port, marking the start of a high-class international seaway tourism in Khanh Hoa province this year.

Last year, Khanh Hoa province welcomed 15 cruise ships with 16,000 foreign tourists.

According to the Culture, Sports and Tourism Department of Khanh Hoa province, 2010 is the year that Khanh Hoa province attracted the greatest number of foreign tourists, which reached 390,000, up 30 percent over 2009./.