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Report: Over 20% of foreign visitors return to Khanh Hoa for 3rd time

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:16 am

According to a survey from Khanh Hoa Province’s Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, more than 20 percent of 600 international visitors return to the central coastal province for the third time.

Foreign travelers visit Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa Province. (Photo: Sggp)

In addition, 23 percent (138 travelers) visit the province for a second time.

Khanh Hoa received over 390,000 foreign visitors last year, presenting an increase of about 30 percent.

The visitors mostly come from the UK, France, Russia, the US, Australia and New Zealand. Seventy-four percent of tourists spend their holidays at the seaside and visiting friends. The other type of visitor is looking for business opportunities.

Every visitor spends about VND8.2 million (over US$400) on accommodation, restaurants and shopping, and entertainment services.

Source: SGGP

France set for 0.3-percent growth in 3rd quarter: Bank

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 at 11:21 am

PARIS, Aug 9, 2010 (AFP) – The Bank of France forecast on Monday that the French economy would expand by 0.3 percent in the third quarter, following growth of 0.4 percent in the previous quarter.

The French statistics bureau INSEE is expected to publish on Friday its growth figures for the second quarter.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy (R)listens to a worker during a visit to the Saint Nazaire STX shipyard in July. AFP file

In June, INSEE said that gross domestic product (GDP) would expand by 0.5 percent in the second quarter, a boost for the economy which showed weak growth of 0.1 percent in the first quarter.

The rebound should continue “at a slow pace” with quarterly growth in the order of 0.4 percent in the second half of 2010, INSEE said.

Source: SGGP