Khanh Hoa welcomes back first Chinese tourists in post-COVID period

Friday, 20/01/2023 09:35
Bamboo Airways’s flight numbered QH1413 took off from Noi Bai Airport and landed at Cam Ranh Airport on the morning of January 19, bringing with it 15 Chinese passengers to Khanh Hoa after a long period of hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chinese tourists return to Khanh Hoa after nearly three years of hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic (Photo: tuoitre.vn) 

A representative of Da Nang Vacation Company Limited revealed that the group of Chinese visitors are traveling from Tianjin in China to Hanoi on January 18 and then staying in Khanh Hoa for five days from January 19 to January 24 at resorts and hotels in Nha Trang City before then heading to Ho Chi Minh City and returning to China.

Nha Trang is the main destination for their trip to Vietnam as they will visit several popular places such as Ponagar tower, Hon Chong and Nui church, and take an island tour to Hon Mun and Hon Mot.

On January 28, the travel firm is expected to welcome additional Chinese delegations from Tianjin who will enter Hanoi before going to Khanh Hoa. From February onwards, there will be more Chinese groups from China flying directly to Cam Ranh Airport, said the representative.

Le Thi Hong Minh, general director of Cam Ranh International Terminal Joint Stock Company, revealed that the low-cost airline Vietjet Air’s first direct flight numbered VJ5317 from Vietjet Air from Chengdu International Airport will land at Cam Ranh international airport on the morning of January 23, the second day of the Lunar New Year.

According to the schedule, during the period from January 22 to March 23, Vietjet Air will organise about 35 flights to bring Chinese tourists from Anhui, Hunan, and Sichuan provinces to Nha Trang with a frequency of between four and five flights per week. On these flights, there will be between 180 and 220 Chinese tourists on each trip.

Tran Minh Duc, vice president of the Nha Trang Tourism Association, emphasised that the return of Chinese tourists is a positive sign for the local tourism industry following a three-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He added that tourism businesses are required to improve their accommodation facilities, train additional staff, and design tourism products in order to match the tastes of tourists, as well as ensuring pandemic measures, especially during Tet./.

CPV (Source: VOV)

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