Hong Kong: For Vietnam, Chinese arrivals are rapidly becoming the largest source of tourist dollars, both by land and by sea.
Vietnam expects to welcome 80,000 visitors to its ports as they arrive by Star Cruises’ ships from November onwards.
The Star Cruises’ ship Super Star Aquarius will make 80 trips with tourists from China’s Sanya to Ha Long Bay and Da Nang. Chinese nationals can enter Vietnam with just a passport and no need for a visa.
The shipping line will arrange three-day, two-night tours from Sanya to Ha Long Bay and four-day, three-night tours also taking in Da Nang.
Saigontourist, one of Vietnam’s top tourism firms, will welcome visitors aboard three cruise trips in Ha Long Bay and one in Da Nang every week. [06/08/12]