The opening ceremony will be concurrent with the Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa sea festival slated for May 2019.
During the year, 13 activities will be jointly organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, ministries and agencies, 50 others by Khanh Hoa province and 35 ones by 14 cities and provinces, it was announced during a press conference in Hanoi on November 30.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Son Hai said the event will popularise the potential of sea and island tourism in Nha Trang Bay, affording coastal cities and provinces a chance to introduce their economic, cultural and tourism strengths.
This year, Khanh Hoa is expected to welcome over 6.3 million tourists, up 15% annually, including about 3 million foreigners. The tourism revenue is estimated at over VND20.5 trillion (US$891.3 million).
Among hundreds of activities during the year, the sea tourism festival 2019, the third conference on central coastal region development, a triathlon competition, and Miss Universe Vietnam 2019 are highlights.
Next year, Khanh Hoa set the goal of welcoming more than 7 million visitors, including over 3 million foreigners.
Khanh Hoa is now the leading destination for sea and island tourism with 690 lodging facilities and modern road, railway, aviation and waterway infrastructure. More than 20 carriers are operating in Cam Ranh international airport with many direct flights.