Thua Thien-Hue welcomes nearly 41,000 foreigners during Tet
VietNamNet Bridge – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue received about 60,000 tourists, including 41,000 foreigners, during the first three days of the Lunar New Year (Tet).
The whole province now has 526 guest houses and hotels with 10,000 rooms, and the room occupancy rate reached 90% on February 1 and even 100% on February 4-5.
Warm weather over the past few days has favoured outdoor activities, luring more visitors to its tourist attractions. Restaurants and hotels have delighted visitors with imperial artistic performances, Hue cuisine and various souvenirs. They have also organized tours of Hue relics during the Tet holiday.
According to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Director Phan Tien Dung, the province offers a variety of Tet festivities including huge floral displays, lion dances, art and martial performances, Sea God worship demonstrations and art exhibitions.
Thousands of foreign visitors visit Danang, Khanh Hoa
Thousands of sea and air travellers have visited the central coastal city of Danang during the past few days, heralding a bonanza year for the local tourism industry in the Year of the Horse.
The city’s Tien Sa Port is expected to have received 25 five-star cruise ships in February, the first lunar month of 2014, according to international tour operators.
Defined as one of its five key economic sectors, the local tourism industry has boosted promotion, upgraded infrastructure, and diversified typical tourism products.
The city aims to receive 3.6 million foreign visitors in 2014.
Nguyen Xuan Binh, director of the Municipal Centre for Tourism Promotion, believes the target is within reach, citing Danang’s potential for tourism development, including distinctive products and tours, and strong support from municipal leaders.
The tourism industry also receives strong response from businesses and the public in developing tourism products and creating a friendly environment.
First foreign visitors to Khanh Hoa
More than 60 flights will bring foreign visitors to the central coastal city of Nha Trang during the current nine-day lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
The newly-built Cam Ranh International Terminal plans to welcome 42 flights from Russia, 17 from China and 2 from the Republic of Korea.
This is the first time Khanh Hoa has received charter flights from China – a new tourism market of the province.
Visitors are scheduled to stay between three to five days to explore traditional customs of Vietnam’s Tet holiday.