Nearly 800 Russian tourists have visited central coastal cities and provinces since early this year, Vice Consul to Da Nang Anton Golubev, confirmed yesterday.
"We expect that there will be more and more Russian tourists visiting the central region during the summer holidays," he said.
"Hoi An City and Da Nang's beautiful beaches are major destinations for visitors in coming years."
Russian tourists, who flew to Da Nang via six chartered flights from Irkutsk, Novorsibirk and Krasnoyarsk, joined familiarisation (FAM) trips in Hoi An, Nha Trang and Phan Thiet City.
As scheduled, there will be one chartered flight from Russia to Da Nang every 10 days and the central city will host a total 12,000 Russian tourists visiting its heritage sites this summer.