The central city of Hue received nearly 30,000 visitors on the first three days of the solar New Year with 60 percent of them being international visitors, reported Hue Relics Preservation Center.
|Foreigners visit Hue Royal Palace on the first days of 2015 (Photo: SGGP)|
Visitors streamed to relic sites in the city yesterday afternoon in advantageous weather. The most crowded places were Hue Royal Palace, Thien Mu Pagoda and mausoleums.
The Hue Relics Preservation Center said it would host tourist weeks with special events and promotional forms to attract visitors this year.
The first week will take place from April 23-29 to celebrate Hue Traditional Craft Festival 2015 and the 40th anniversary of the country’s reunification day.
The second week will occur from June 14-21 for the summer tourist season and the third week will fall from September 2-8 to mark the 70th anniversary of the National Day. Another week will be organized from December 24-30 to welcome the next solar New Year 2016.
According to the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Thua Thien-Hue, the province has set a target to attract 3.1-3.3 million visitors this year. About 1.2 million of them will be international tourists.
Tourist revenue will account for 56-57 percent of the province’s Gross Domestic Product, an increase of 17 percent over 2014.