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Vietnam prepares for influx of Chinese tourists

The country scrambles to cope with increase as China cuts outbound travelers to South Korea

Chinese tourists wait for a boat on the island of Hon Mun in Khanh Hoa.

HO CHI MINH CITY -- This week, some 20 Vietnamese travel agents met in Khanh Hoa Province to establish an association catering to tourists from China to share information, implement joint promotions and develop human resources.

The need for one became apparent when Chinese arrivals in Vietnam last year increased 51% to 2.69 million. Khanh Hoa and Danang, the two most popular provincial destinations, received 600,000 and 400,000, respectively.

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