The second charter flight from Russia with 150 tourists on board arrived in the central city of Danang on May 15.
Earlier, on May 12, the first charter flight from Novosibirsk city of Russia landed at Danang international airport, carrying 140 Russian visitors on board.
The third flight is scheduled to arrive in the city on May 16.
Apart from tourists to Danang, Hoi An and Nha Trang beach cities, the flights carry 60 representatives of Russia travel agents and the press to visit and study tourism potential of Danang and the central region.
This is the first time a large number of Russian tourists visited Danang city by air. To provide good services, the city’s Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism directed hotels, resorts and travel agents to improve the quality of infrastructure, environmental hygiene and security as well as tour guides’ Russian language skills.
From May to October, 2012, the city is expected to welcome 54 charter flights from Russia’s cities, bringing more than 12,000 tourists to the central region of Vietnam.
According to the Danang Customs Department, in the first four months of 2012, the city welcomed 74,816 tourists coming by air, a rise of 193 percent. It also welcomed 26,715 passengers aboard cruise liners, up 26 percent.
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