The HMCC announced the 2016 Golden Tourism Week promotional programmes on December 26 (Photo:VNA)
Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue announced the 2016 Golden Tourism Week promotional programmes on December 26.

The centre’s Director Phan Thanh Hai said the first promotional tourism week will take place from April 23-29 next year in response to the Festival Hue 2016 scheduled for April 29-May 4.

The second week will be organised from September 2 to 8 to celebrate the National Day (September 2) while the third week will take place from December 24 to 30 to welcome the 2017 New Year.

In the promotional programmes, the centre will organise a number of activities and events with fantastic discounts, said the director.

In 2015, four promotional weeks was held in Hue, contributing to a sharp increase of tourists to the ancient imperial city.

On t he same day, the centre awarded the 2,000,100th and 2,000,200th tourists visiting the relic site in 2015. The lucky tourists received gift packages worth 25 million VND (nearly 1,000 USD) and 35 million VND (over 1,500 USD), respectively.

By December 25, the Hue relic site welcomed over 2 million tourists, including nearly 1.05 million foreigners, up 13 percent from a year ago.

Revenue from the entrance tickets reached about 205 billion VND (nearly 9 million USD), up 65 billion VND (2.8 million USD) from 2014.-VNA