A ceremony welcoming its first visitors of the year was held at Phu Bai Airport in Thua Thien-Hue Province on January 1 by the provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism.
The first flight No.VN 1541 of Vietnam Airlines from Hanoi to Hue on the New Year day carried 184 passengers, including 152 interntaional travelers.
The ninth Hue Festival 2016, themed ‘710 years of Thuan Hoa, Phu Xuan, Thua Thien – Hue, Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development’, will be held from April 29 to May 4, 2016.
On the occasion, the local authorities will focus on building and creating new tourist products, promoting heritage-waterway-sea tourism.
The province expects to receive 3.1-3.3 million visitors in 2016, inclduing 1.2-1.3 million foreign tourists.