In the afternoon of May 14, Tran Viet Trung, director of the Khanh Hoa Department of Tourism, said he was coordinating with relevant authorities to verify the incident that a group of Chinese tourists illegally wearing T-shirts with "nine dash line" map entered Vietnam through Cam Ranh international airport.
More than 1.17 million international visitors traveled to Vietnam in November, an increase of 14.4 percent compared to October. This was the eighth consecutive month, the country welcomed over 1 million foreign visitors.
Chinese tourist arrivals in Vietnam reached 2.2 million during January-July, up 51 percent year-on-year, with the figure expected to rise thanks to the launch of a direct air route between Vietnam’s Da Nang city and China’s Zunyi city.
The impact from China's measure to place a ban on all group tours to South Korea in response to Seoul's decision to deploy a U.S.-led missile system has remained felt by businesses on South Korea's southern resort island of Jeju, with the number of Chinese tourists ever decreasing, the Jeju provincial government said Sunday.