Opening cereemony of 2016 Hue Festival (Source:VNA)
Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) - The central province of Thua Thien-Hue will continue implementing a series of measures this month in a bid to attract more holiday-makers.

The province will improve state management in tourism as well as boost tourism promotion campaigns and introduce new tours of rivers, lagoons and traditional craft villages.

Recently, Thua Thien-Hue has focused on promoting eco-tourism sites in Phu Loc, Nam Dong and A Luoi districts with the aim to redeem the sag in sea tourism which was badly affected by the recent mass fish death incident.

According to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the locality welcomed over 1.42 million tourists , including nearly 500,000 foreigners, in the first five months of this year,.

The sector generated 1.31 trillion VND (57 million USD) in revenue from January to May, up 8.34 percent against the same period last year.

During the Hue Festival held from April 29 to May 4 alone, the province greeted over 250,000 visitors, 68,200 of whom were from abroad, representing year-on-year increases of 23 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

This year, Thua Thien-Hue set a target of welcoming 3.2-3.5 million tourists who are expected to bring 3.3-3.5 trillion VND (143-152 million USD) to the province.-VNA