Thua Thien-Hue greets over 3.1 million tourists
16:12 | 02/11/2017

VGP  - The central province of Thua Thien-Hue welcomed more than 3.1 million tourists in the first ten months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 16.2%.

Diverse cultural activities and festivities helped lure more foreign visitors came from France, the U.S., Germany, the UK, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Thailand.

The number of international visitors to the province increased 35% to 1.2 million in the ten-month period.

The tourism sector raked in VND2.8 trillion (US$12.3 million) in revenues, a year-on-year increase of 10%.

Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Tourism Le Huu Minh said Thua Thien-Hue will work to surpass the yearly target of receiving 3.5 million holidaymakers via increasing boat services on the Huong (Perfume) river and opening pedestrian streets while improving quality of products and services.

In the coming time, Thua Thien - Hue province will conduct more tourism stimulus programmes, actively take part in fairs and festivals at home and abroad, and publish travel guidebooks on local landscape, travel agents and diversify tourism products.

The tourism sector will also seek to attract more vacationers from traditional markets such as the Republic of Korea and Japan.

                                                                                                                            By Vien Nhu

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