The central city's tourism industry hosts 4.6 million tourists, of which 1.25 million foreign tourists, this year, a 25 percent increase in comparison to last year, earning 12.7 trillion VND (605 million USD). (Source: dulichdanang.vn)

Da Nang (VNA) - The tourism industry of central Da Nang city this year hosted 4.6 million tourists, including 1.25 million foreigners, bringing 12.7 trillion VND (605 million USD) in revenue.

Deputy Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Dang Viet Dung said this at a meeting of the municipal People's Council.

He said the city also gained 75 tourism sector projects that have invested 8.7 billion USD, of which 1.7 billion USD were from 15 foreign direct investment projects.

"The tourism industry had a significant development this year. Twenty routes connected Da Nang and other countries across the world," Dung said.

"The city has developed 475 hotels, of which 80 are three and five-star hotels, providing 17,000 rooms," he said, adding tourists stayed there 2.2 days on average.

Da Nang’s ports hosted 400 cruises this year for 444,000 foreign tourists, and with 6.5 million tonnes of cargo.

Early this week, the Superstar Libra cruise carried 1,000 Chinese tourists who are visiting the city and other destinations in the central region, while the Azamara Quest cruise brought 500 tourists from France, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States to the city.-VNA