The central province of Thua Thien-Hue welcomed 229,600 visitors in January, up five percent annually, according to provincial authorities.
In Thua Thien-Hue (Source: VNA)
Of them, 81,300 were foreign tourists, up four percent. Total tourism revenue rose 7.8 percent to more than VND 265.21 billion (USD 11.53 million).
On February 6, the US cruise liner Celebrity Millennium, docked in Chan May port, carrying 2,150 foreign passengers and more than 950 crewmembers to the province.
This year, the port expects to welcome 54 cruise vessels with more than 113,000 foreign passengers and nearly 45,000 crewmembers.
The Celebrity Millennium plans to make 11 trips to the port this year, carrying about 37,000 foreign travellers and sailors.
During the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, the province served 100,000 tourists, 62 percent of whom were foreigners, earning more than VND 80.8 billion (USD 3.51 million).
This year, Thua Thien-Hue hopes to attract 3.3-3.5 million visitors, up 8 percent, 40-45 percent of them foreigners. Total revenue is expected to hit VND 3.2-3.3 trillion (USD 139 – 143 million), a three percent increase from last year.