KHANH HOA, 31 August 2016: The People’s Committee of Nha Trang City has released a behave better code of conduct for tourists and travel related organisations to make the city more attractive.
Local media quoted the committee vice chairman, Nguyen Sy Khanh, saying the code of conduct aims to transform the city into a “civilised tourist city.”
The code defines regulations on appropriate conduct at all levels of the tourism experience including local authorities, individuals and organisations working in tourism as well as tourists. The emphasis is on adopting steps to improve the environment and protect tourism resources, while encouraging people to respect cultural and behave when visiting Nha Trang,
Visitors are also encouraged to respect culture and customs, protect the environment, drink in moderation and not to waste food at so-called all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants.
Most of the regulations are aimed at domestic tourists who dominate the scene at Nha Trang year-round.
But the code also identifies the right behaviour for travel agencies and will be translated into different languages to distribute to foreign tourists who are in the minority.
Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khanh Hoa province, on the south central coast of Vietnam. It is well known for its beaches and scuba diving and has developed into a popular destination.
In the first seven months of this year, 2.7 million tourists arrived in Khanh Hoa. Of that total only 630,000 are foreigners, but arrivals are increasing 28% year-on-year, according to Khanh Hoa’s Department of Tourism.
Last year, the province attracted 4.1 million visitors, up 14% from 2014. Of that total 974,000 were foreigners.
The province sets target of 4.5 million tourists this year, with international arrivals at an estimated 1.1 million.