Khanh Hoa People's Committee has removed the transport bottlenecks to bring more cruise ship tourists to the locality.
Over the past year, Nha Trang has faced difficulties getting international cruise ship tourists into the city centre due to complicated procedures to enter the beach and surrounding areas, including the main roads in and out of the city banning vehicles with more than 29 seats at peak hours.
On February 21, TICTOURS International Travel Co., Ltd. sought the support from Khanh Hoa People's Committee to address the issue. The company said that some cruise ships had even cancelled their journey to Nha Trang.
To resolve the problem, Khanh Hoa People's Committee has just agreed on a policy allowing vehicles with 30 seats or more to carry tourists from cruise ships to the locality during rush hour.
Khanh Hoa Department of Transport has been given responsibility by the Provincial People's Committee with coordination from the provincial police, the Department of Tourism, the Nha Trang City People's Committee, and related units to implement the new policy.
Meanwhile, travel agencies must provide a list of means of transport for bringing cruise ship tourists into the inland of Khanh Hoa. The list should be submitted to relevant agencies for approval.
Thus, traffic inspection agencies, such as traffic police and traffic inspectors can create favourable conditions for these vehicles to travel from Nha Trang Port to Nha Trang city during peak hours until April 30 this year.
On February 28, Khanh Hoa Department of Transport sent a document to Khanh Hoa People's Committee saying that the means of transportation needed to be granted tourist badges and signs to meet the regulations of the committee and the transport industry.
Khanh Hoa Department of Transport is ready to receive applications for tourist badges and signs. The department also ensures timely processing, not exceeding two working days from the date of receipt of the valid documents.
Meanwhile, Khanh Hoa Department of Tourism also offers professional tourism training for drivers and service staff on tourist cars with a duration of two working days per class.
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