The number of visitors staying in Khanh Hoa Province has sharply risen in the first four months of 2019, compared to the same period last year.
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Statistics from Khanh Hoa Department of Tourism show that in the first four months, Khanh Hoa welcomed over 2.1 million tourists, an increase of 110% on last year. 963,000 were domestic tourists, the same number as last year, while the number of international tourists rose by 120% to 1.2 million.
The average occupancy rate in April was 54.5%. Three to five-star hotels had an occupancy rate of 67.7% while this rate at one to two-star hotels was 35%.
In the first quarter, Nha Trang City welcomed over 652,000 Chinese tourists, an increase of 138% compared to the same period last year. Russia was in second place with 136,000 tourists, a decrease of 5%.
Nha Trang also received a strong number of tourists from South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia. The number of South Korean tourists increased by 317% to 44,000. The number of Thai and Malaysian tourists increased by 330% and 102% to 2,700 Thai tourists and 12,600 Malaysian tourists respectively.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism appointed Khanh Hoa Province as the host for on-going National Tourism Year 2019 from December 12, 2018, to December 12, 2019.
Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Sea Festival was held from May 11 to 14 in response to the National Tourism Year. Various sports and cultural activities attracted a large number of tourists and local people. Dtinews