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Foreign tourists make New Years trips to Vietnam

Tuesday, January 03, 2023, 12:22 GMT+7
Foreign tourists make New Years trips to Vietnam
Passengers disembark from a Scatt Airlines flight which transported 180 passengers from Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan to Cam Ranh International Airport in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, January 1, 2023.

A Scatt Airlines flight with 180 passengers took off from Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan and landed at Cam Ranh International Airport, located in the south-central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa, at 1:15 pm on January 1.

Sixteen-year-old Kabi Aisha, one of the 180 passengers aboard the flight, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that, “We celebrated New Year’s Eve aboard and arrived in your country on the first day of the new year. I will definitely go to local beaches since they are truly beautiful.”

A Kazakh family celebrates the New Year holiday in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province for the first time. Photo: Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre

A Kazakh family celebrates the New Year holiday in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province for the first time. Photo: Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre

“Ringing in the new year in Vietnam should be an interesting experience,” she said.

"After eating dinner at the hotel, my family and I will go for a walk."

Local tour guides pick up Kazakh visitors at the airport. Photo: Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre

Local tour guides pick up Kazakh visitors at the airport. Photo: Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre

39-year-old Askarkyzy Maira, Kabi Aisha’s mother, told reporters that her family plans to stay in Khanh Hoa for quite a while because they want to experience Vietnam.

Do Thi Hang, director of Hanoi-based tour operator Amega Travel, shared that the flight from Kazakhstan on New Year’s Eve was co-arranged by Amega Travel and the local tourism authority.

Passengers from Kazakhstan and their relatives hug at the Cam Ranh International Airport. Photo: Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre

Passengers from Kazakhstan and their relatives hug at Cam Ranh International Airport. Photo: Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre

“We’re glad to see that flights scheduled for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday fully booked," Hang said.

"We’re operating two weekly flights and will increase that to three flights weekly on larger aircraft by April of this year.

Askarkyzy Maira and her daughter Kabi Aisha cheer up after finding a local eatery near their resort. Photo: Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre

Askarkyzy Maira and her daughter Kabi Aisha cheer up after finding a local eatery near their resort. Photo: Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre

“We also hope Vietnam and Russia will take more measures to tap the growth potential of the Russian market.

"The Russian demand to visit Vietnam has risen sharply, but there is still a limited number of flights, and many tourists have a stopover in Kazakhstan on the way to Vietnam,” Hang added.

Vietnam Airlines, six localities jointly welcome visitors on New Year holiday

Vietnam Airlines, the country’s national flag carrier, on January 1 coordinated with six provinces and cities, including Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Dien Bien, Hue, Nha Trang, and Da Lat to welcome the first visitors of the new year.

In Ho Chi Minh City, international passengers from Frankfurt, Germany) arrived on Vietnam Airlines’ flight VN30.

The coastal city of Nha Trang served the first international visitors of the new year from Seoul, South Korea.

Meanwhile, Da Nang, Dien Bien, Hue, and Da Lat welcomed visitors from the capital city of Hanoi.

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Minh Duy - Minh Chien / Tuoi Tre News

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