Thua Thien–Hue welcomes 100,000 tourists during Tet

Thursday, 2017-02-02 15:06:07
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The Hue Imperial Citadel
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NDO/VNA—More than 70,000 tourists, including 31,500 foreigners, visited relic sites in the Hue Imperial City during the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival, which lasted from January 26 to February 1.

According to Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, the total number of visitors to central Thua Thien–Hue Province during the holidays reached nearly 100,000, including 56,902 foreign tourists.

The provincial tourism sector earned over VND80.8 billion (US$3.7 million) in revenue.

The occupancy rate of four- and five-star hotels reached 70%, up 5% over the same period last year.

Travel firms in Thua Thien–Hue diversified their tours while the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre made the Hue Imperial Citadel more appealing to tourists by opening the Inner City at night.

The provincial Department of Tourism coordinated with relevant agencies to ensure the quality of tourism and transport services, helping tourists have a good time during their stays in the province.

In 2017, Thua Thien–Hue Province set goals of attracting between 3.3-3.5 million tourists, foreign visitors making up from 40%-45% thereof, and raking in revenues of VND3.2-VND3.3 trillion (US$148 million).