Tourist arrivals to Da Nang surge 14 percent on holidays

Thursday, 2018-05-03 11:13:48
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The annual Da Nang International Fireworks Festival is considered the determining factor of tourists’ choice to visit this beautiful central coast city. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The number of tourists travelling to the central coastal city of Da Nang reached more than 355,500 over the holidays from April 28 to May 1, a year-on-year surge of 14.2 percent.

Of the total, there were more than 101,600 foreigners and 253,900 domestic holiday-makers, up 20.2 percent and 12 percent respectively from the same time last year.

The majority of foreign visitors were from the Republic of Korea, Japan, and China. They arrived in the city via direct flights.

Da Nang is the most popular destination for travellers in Vietnam during the public holidays, according to the online booking agent Agoda.com.

Especially, the annual Da Nang International Fireworks Festival is considered a determining factor of tourists’ choice to visit this beautiful central coast city. In addition, a wide range of activities were held on the occasion, including the Da Nang sea tourism programme, street music, and a street festival.

Da Nang has won the hearts of both domestic and foreign tourists thanks to its marvelous sandy beaches, stunning natural landscapes, and intriguing tourist attractions like Ba Na Hill Mountain Resort, Ngu Hanh Son, Son Tra Peninsula, Linh Ung Pagoda, and Han River, among others.

Recently, the online marketplace and hospitality service Airbnb announced a list of the world’s top 10 destinations for the 2018, in which Da Nang ranked fifth with bookings surging by up to 255 percent.