HANOI, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Over 20 travel agencies in Vietnam's south central coastal Nha Trang city have planned to gather into a "welcome club" for Chinese tourists in order to better deal with the influx of visitors from China.
Nha Trang in Vietnam's Khanh Hoa province has emerged as a favorable destination for Chinese holidaymakers, who bring revenue to the Vietnamese city, surpassing Russian travelers, reported local VNExpress online newspaper on Thursday.
The travel agencies have discussed plans to form the welcome club for Chinese tourists to ensure tourism quality, prevent price hike and unfavorable behavior towards tourists. Nguyen Van Thanh, vice chairman of Nha Trang Tourism Association, said on VNExpress on Thursday that the establishment of the club will ensure a healthy competition environment among local travel agencies, increasing business efficiency, stability and preventing price hikes levied on foreign tourists.
In January 2017, Khanh Hoa's international tourist arrivals rose 180 percent year-on-year to hit 163,000 person-times. Among the figure, more than 102,000 Chinese visitors spent their holidays in Khanh Hoa in January, presenting a massive 374 percent increase over the same period last year.