A booth provides free water to local people and tourists under a project piloted in Da Nang. Photo: VNA

Da Nang (VNA) - Visitors to central Da Nang City grew 23.4 percent in the past 11 months, taking the total arrivals to approximately 4.35 million.

The number of foreign and domestic tourists expanded by 30.4 and 21.1 percent, respectively, compared to the figures recorded during the same period last year.

As such, the local tourism reeled in almost 12 trillion VND (533.6 million USD), an annual increase of 29.8 percent. The revenue met Da Nang’s yearly target set for 2015.

In November, Da Nang international airport welcomed its six millionth passengers, the desired arrival for 2020 as set in its development plan.

In a recent blueprint for tourism growth from 2016-2020, Da Nang expects to receive 8 million visitors by 2020, including 2 million foreigners. The annual growth rate of arrivals will average 12.6 percent.

The central hub considers tourism among prioritised sectors, targeting to spur such products as high-end beach resorts, shopping and eco-tours.-VNA