The department said the number of Chinese and Russian visitors topped the list of foreign arrivals in Nha Trang. In January, the city welcomed more than 146,300 Chinese tourists, and over 49,000 Russians with respective increases of 142% and 118% compared to last year’s corresponding period.
Notably, the number of tourists from the Republic of Korea increased by nearly 200% to more than 6,000 while the figure for Japanese tourists also hit 1,000. Traditional visitors from Germany, the UK, France, and Canada also reached near 1,000 (unchanged from last year).
According to the department, in the first five days of the lunar New Year, the numbers of visitors grew by10% on last year to 192,000, with an estimated revenue of VND430,000 billion.
This year, the tourism sector sets a target of receiving about 6.5 million visitors, including 2.8 million foreign arrivals, to earn an estimated revenue of VND21.6 trillion.