The number of holidaymakers represented an increase of 40 percent against the same period last year and brought VND 23 billion into the provincial coffers.
As host of the 2012 National Tourism Year, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue expects to attract 2-2.5 million visitors, including 1.1-1.2 million from foreign countries, and gain VND 2,500 billion in revenue.
In addition to the ancient monuments in Hue city, the Huyen Tran Culture Centre southwest of the city is also a well-known tourist attraction with its beautiful landscapes, royal tombs and famous pagodas.
According to Ngo Hoa, Vice Chairman of the Hue Municipal People’s Committee, the management of tourism services has been improved and strengthened to ensure the best quality.
On January 24 (the second day of the Lunar New Year), the city welcomed the Superstar Aquarius cruise ship, which brought nearly 1,500 visitors to the city through Chan May port.
This year Chan May port is scheduled to receive 47 cruise ships with more than 92,000 international tourists on board.