Around 878,000 travellers visited the central coastal city of Da Nang in the first three months of 2015, up 17.3 percent against the same period last year, according to the municipal Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism.

Of them, 313,000 were foreigners, an increase of 14.7 percent and 565,000 were domestic holiday-makers, up 18.9 percent compared to the same period last year.

The revenue from tourism also rose 30.9 percent to 2.62 trillion VND (123 million USD), accounting for 22.2 percent of the yearly plan.

In March alone, the city greeted 332,000 vacationers, including 105,000 foreigners.

In order to promote the tourism sector in the coming time, Da Nang is focusing on dealing with the beggar issue in its key tourism sites.

The city has been ranked sixth in the list of the world’s 10 most improved cities that tourists should visit in 2015 published by the website ‘The Richest’.

The expansion and upgrade of its international airports, the unique and newly developed hotels and resorts along the coast, and numerous direct flights from Hong Kong (China) to Vietnam have created favourable conditions for tourism development in Da Nang, cited the travel website.

In 2014, Da Nang hosted 4 million tourists, including 1 million foreigners.-VNA