Looking back on Visit Vietnam Year 2019 hosted by Khanh Hoa

Sunday, 29/12/2019, 23:36 [GMT+7]

Looking back on Visit Vietnam Year 2019 hosted by Khanh Hoa

With nearly 100 events, Visit Vietnam Year 2019 hosted by Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa with the theme "Nha Trang - Colour of the Sea" has been organized successfully.
 
Many big events organized
 
During the year, more than 100 cultural, art, tourism and sports events have been held in many provinces in the country. As the host, Khanh Hoa has held 61 events. The highlight is  Nha Trang Sea Festival 2019 with 40 tourism, cultural, art and sports activities. The activities of the sea festival season show the cultural features of Khanh Hoa Province, thereby bringing up the theme of "Nha Trang - Colour of the sea ”. Besides, the units of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and enterprises also organized many big events, for example, intangible cultural performance, sea and island cultural heritage exhibition, Vietnam Challenge 2019, National Culinary Festival 2019, the final round of Miss Universe Vietnam 2019, etc.
 
Along with Khanh Hoa, 14 provinces and cities in the country also organized 40 response events, like Ha Long - Quang Ninh Tourism Week 2019, Da Nang Fireworks Festival 2019, the seventh International Traditional Vietnamese Martial Arts Festival - Binh Dinh 2019, Red Phoenix Flower Festival - Hai Phong 2019, Hue Festival, etc.
 
Mr. Nguyen Dac Tai - Standing Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee said: “It can be affirmed that the National Tourism Year 2019 has gone according to plan and achieved great success. The organization is tight, making a mark in accordance with the theme "Colors of the sea". Art-culture programs have shown the characteristics of tangible and intangible cultures of regions across the country, closely associated with marine culture throughout the country's history. The National Tourism Year 2019 has had a positive impact on the development of tourism in Vietnam in general and Khanh Hoa tourism in particular.
 

 

At closing ceremony of Visit Vietnam Year 2019 in Nha Trang
At closing ceremony of Visit Vietnam Year 2019 in Nha Trang
 
Bumper crop of tourism
 
According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in 2019, Vietnam's tourism is estimated to receive 18 million international visitors, up 16%; serve 85 million domestic tourists, up 6%. Total revenue from tourists is estimated at more than VND720,000 billion, an increase of more than 16% compared to 2018. During the year, Vietnam also received many global tourism awards, including "The world's leading heritage destination", “The best golf destination in the world 2019”, “Asia's leading destination” (2 consecutive years), “Asia's leading food destination”, etc.
 
To prepare for Visit Vietnam Year 2019, Khanh Hoa has invested in building infrastructure for socio-economic development, including tourism. By this time, Khanh Hoa has nearly 800 accommodation establishments with nearly 50,000 rooms, more than 60% of which are rooms of 3-5 stars. Besides, many destinations as well as new tourism products have been put into operation, contributing to boosting tourism development. In 2019, many domestic and international airlines have opened new routes connecting Khanh Hoa; travel agencies set up their offices in Khanh Hoa. By this time, there are 22 international airlines and 4 Vietnamese airlines operating more than 80 international routes connecting Khanh Hoa with 8 countries and territories including Russia, China, Korea, Malaysia. , Thailand, Taiwan, Macao and Hong Kong.
 
The investment in infrastructure, tourism products, and innovation in management have brought success to Khanh Hoa tourism, contributing to the development of the country’s tourism. In 2019, Khanh Hoa has welcomed 7.2 million visitors, an increase of 12.6% compared to 2018; including 3.6 million international visitors, up 27.5%. The total revenue from tourists is estimated at VND27,000 billion, up 24.2% compared to 2018. Through Visit Vietnam Year 2019, Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa continues confirming itself as one of leading tourism brands and destinations, and attracting domestic and international visitors.
 
Xuan Thanh
 
Translated by T.T