Throughout January, almost every 3 to 5 star hotel in the province operated at over 51 per cent of its capacity while 1 and 2 star hotels generally operated at 26 per cent.
Russian and Chinese tourists proved to be the main nationalities of foreign arrivals to Nha Trang. Services and food outlets that line the pedestrian streets of Nha Trang city enjoyed a profit due to the increasing demands of visitors.
Following a daytime tour, guests often flock to the pedestrian streets to go shopping and enjoy dinner. These streets are often packed with people between 6pm to 10pm every day.
During 2018, Nha Trang received over 2.8 million foreign tourists with Chinese visitors making up the biggest nationality of visitors, with over 1.8 million, followed by Russia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Australia, and the United States.
Despite the positive growth in tourist numbers, overcharging tourists remains a popular practice among some establishments in the city during the Lunar New Year.
Restaurants that knowingly overcharge tourists are fined in accordance with the law, said representatives of local authorities, adding that heavy punishment could be imposed on such rouge eateries in the future.