Hoang Thi Phong Thu, chairwoman of Anh Duong Co., said her company just signed a business cooperation contract with Moscow-based Turkish Pegas Touristik Company, which specializes in organizing international tours for Russians. Anh Duong is currently an official representative of Pegas Touristik in Vietnam.
As planned, there will be a flight carrying around 180 visitors to Cam Ranh daily with some 65-75% going for sightseeing tours and staying at three- to five-star hotels in Nha Trang, while the rest will arrive in Phan Thiet.
These tourists, who come from nine cities in Eastern Europe, are expected to stay at the beach cities for around 12 days per tour.
Though the company has carried Russian visitors to Vietnam tour via chartered flights several times, this will be the first time the visitors have flown directly to Cam Ranh instead of stopping over in Ho Chi Minh City and coming to Nha Trang and Khanh Hoa by road.
The Russian market has shown signs of growth during the tourist season from the end of the year to the beginning of next year.
In addition to the large number of tourists coming via chartered flights, the company will continue welcoming Russian tourists to Nha Trang and Phan Thiet from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Thu added.
With regards to the promotion of the Russian market, last week tourism firms as well as tourism promotion agencies in Khanh Hoa Province met with representatives of some Uzbekistan tourism companies who came to survey tourist destinations and services in the province.
These companies wanted to send tourists from the Central Asia region to the province during the next tourist season.
From September 20 to 27, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will run Vietnamese culture days in Russia with cultural, music and exhibition activities as well as meetings between tourism firms of the two countries to introduce Vietnamese culture and tourism images to Russian people.
Source: The Saigon times