Russian tourist arrivals to Vietnam reached 250,000 this year, ranking among the top leading tourist arrivals to Vietnam for the second consecutive year, according to the latest figure released by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. Russian tourists are lured to visit Vietnam because of charming beaches, beautiful landscapes, friendly people, and healthy food, said the Association of Tour Operators of Russia. Many Vietnam ’s tour operators have recently developed and upgraded favourite destinations for Russian visitors such as Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Da Nang and Quang Nam. They have also designed tours for Muslim tourists. Vietnam has reformed administrative management in a bid to create fast and easy procedures for foreign tourists to come to Vietnam. Since 2009 Vietnam has offered visa exemption for Russian to enter the nation within 15 days. In 2013, some suggested to extend the visa- free stay to 30 days because Russian tourists usually have long holidays. … [Read more...] about Bản in : Vietnam looks to increase Russian tourist arrivals to 300,000 in 2014
Russian tourists favourite destinations
HTML clipboard VietNamNet Bridge – Over the past years an increasing number of international tourists have chosen the central region of Vietnam as a favourite travel destination. Russian tourists in particular have swamped the towns of Central Vietnam making it a popular destination for their countrymen. 400,000 international tourists visited Khanh Hoa Province in 2010, continuing to affirm its position as the most attractive tourist site in the Central region. 30,000 Russian tourists came to Khanh Hoa last year, an increase of 30% compared to 2009. Russians form the fourth largest tourist group to patronise Khanh Hoa Province. Nguyen Van Thanh, director of Khanh Hoa Tourism & Trade Promotion Centre said that Russia was offering flights from two of its cities to Cam Ranh Airport and was greatly boosting the country’s tourist trade. It is anticipated that Khanh Hoa province will continue to be an attractive … [Read more...] about Central region attracts Russian tourists
VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam’s tourism sector has seen signs of development in the first quarter of the year, Nguyen Van Tuan, director of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism’s Marketing Department, said yesterday (April 12) at a press conference. The conference reported on results of tourism activities in the first three months of this year, difficulties that the sector has encountered and goals for the future. The number of international tourists reached 2.5 million - 20 per cent more than the same period last year. The number of domestic visitors reached 18.7 million, and total revenue was over VND109 billion (US$5 million), a 21 per cent increase over 2015. The number of tourists from Russia, one of Viet Nam’s biggest tourism markets, increased 13.5 per cent and is expected to keep rising. Viet Nam, especially Khanh Hoa Province, is ranked fourth on some lists of Russian tourists’ favourite destinations. The Federal Agency for Tourism of … [Read more...] about Tourism sector sees numbers improve in first quarter
VietNamNet Bridge – On May 29, a Russian tourist named Oksana Pavlova posted on her personal Facebook page photos of a beach covered by rubbish. The beach is said to be in Mui Ne of Binh Thuan province. The photo of a polluted beach on the Russian tourist's Facebook. In this post, Oksana Pavlova wanted the Vietnam authorities to see her pictures and do something to clean the beach. The photos were instantly shared on social networks and published online. Upon receiving the information, Chairman of Binh Thuan province asked the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coordination with the People's Committee of Phan Thiet City to check the information and verify the location. If the polluted beach is in Mui Ne, the site must be immediately cleaned and the situation must be reported to the provincial People’s Committee before June 10. The Chairman of Binh Thuan also requested related agencies … [Read more...] about Binh Thuan authorities take action following Russian tourist’s complaint about polluted beach
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam’s tourism industry has been actively courting the tourism markets in Russia, the Republic of Korea and Japan to offset the decline in Chinese tourists stemming from the East Sea dispute. Many localities and travel agencies are increasing the quality of services and increasing promotions in these markets. Opportunities to draw Russian arrivals The number of Russian tourists visiting Vietnam has been steadily increasing in recent years, skyrocketing 71% in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT). The upward trend is continuing this year as an increase of 27.98% of Russian arrivals was reported in the first five months of 2014. Favourite destinations of Russian tourists are Nha Trang, Phan Thiet and Danang and they most often spend a lot of money, in direct contrast to their more frugal Chinese counterparts. Phu Yen has been rising in popularity for Russian tourists and travel agencies are … [Read more...] about Vietnam: a safe and attractive destination for international friends.