|Nha Trang city
Of the figure, foreign arrivals surged by over 124 per cent to more than 2 million, while domestic visitors reached more than 2.13 million, matching last year’s number.
The average occupancy rate was estimated to have reached 56.6 per cent in July, of which the rate in the three to five-star hotel category stood at 65.5 per cent, while the proportion in the one to two-star hotel category remained low at just 39.8 per cent.
Since the beginning of the year, tourist arrivals from China, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, and Russia to Khanh Hoa province enjoyed robust growth of 136 per cent, 335 per cent, 485 per cent, and 104 per cent, respectively, according to the Khanh Hoa Department of Tourism.
Elsewhere, foreign arrivals from the United States, Australia, Canada, the UK, France, and Germany saw sharp declines of between 12 per cent and 25 per cent.
This increase in visitors saw the number of 50-seat tourism buses to Nha Trang city rise significantly during the year. This resulted in severe traffic congestion, especially on coastal roads and major streets across the city’s centre.
The Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee has requested that the provincial department of transport co-ordinate with the Nha Trang People’s Committee to outline a set of proposals regarding the transport of passengers and goods to meet the business demand of organisations and individuals on central roads in the city, especially in Tran Phu street.
In addition, provincial leaders also proposed that 29-seat automobiles should be banned from travelling to the city centre.