NDO – The National Tourism Year 2019 under the theme “Nha Trang – Colour of the Sea” concluded on December 28 evening in the central province.
During the year, 13 activities were jointly organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, other ministries and agencies, and 50 others by Khanh Hoa province and 35 ones by 14 cities and provinces nationwide.
According to Nguyen Duc Tai, Vice Chairman of the Khanh Hoa People’s Committee, the National Tourism Year 2019 was an important chance for Vietnam to introduce and popularise its cultural values, resources and outstanding tourism products, thus attracting more tourists.
A coastline of 180 kilometres, stunning natural landscapes with Van Phong, Nha Trang and Cam Ranh bays listed as the world’s most beautiful bays, and such festivals as Ponagar Temple, whale worshipping and salangane festivals are advantages for Khanh Hoa to develop tourism.
Currently, the locality has 680 accommodation facilities, with 31,700 rooms.
The province eyes to welcome 8.5 million tourists, including 3.5 million foreigners, by 2020, and earn VND70 trillion (US$2.99 billion) in tourism revenue.