The central province of Khanh Hoa has set a target to welcome four million visitors and achieve total tourism revenue of VND6.5 trillion (US$304.52 million) next year.
The province plans to speed up major tourism projects, change Nha Trang port into an international tourism port, and organise night tours on Nha Trang Bay. It will also cooperate with other localities and countries with which it has signed tourism cooperation agreements, including France, Russia and South Korea.
The province received 3.3 million visitors during the first 11 months of the year, a rise of 22 per cent over the same period last year. The number of Russian tourists was 210,000, a surge of 690 per cent over the same period last year.
NHAN DAN (THE PEOPLE)
Da Nang firms join tourism, trade promotion
According to the Da Nang Trade Promotion Centre, more than 500 businesses will participate in a one-month promotion programme from now until the end of this month to stimulate tourism demand in Da Nang, with discounts of up to 50 per cent on trade and tourism products.
THANH NIEN (YOUNG PEOPLE)
Customs revenue increases by 12%
According to the General Department of Customs, total revenue of the customs sector is expected to reach VND248.5 trillion ($11.64 billion) this year, or 110.9 per cent of the year's target, a rise of 12.2 per cent over the previous year (VND221.433 trillion).
As of the end of last month, total revenue of the customs sector reached VND225.435 trillion ($10.56 billion), or 100.6 per cent of the year's target, according to the department.
DAU TU (INVESTMENT)
Export-import tax collections exceed target
Export and import tax collections surpassed VND228.64 trillion ($10.71 billion) during the last 11 months, or 2.1 per cent higher than the 2014 target, and up 14.8 per cent over the same period last year, according to the General Department of Customs.
Of the total figure, more than VND11.24 trillion came from exports, more than VND60.7 trillion from imports, VND13.94 trillion from special consumption taxes, VND142 trillion from value added taxes (VAT), and VND251 billion from environmental protection fees, the department said.
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