A parade held at the Ba Na Hill resort in Da Nang (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The central coastal city of Da Nang saw a significant growth in international tourist arrivals in 2017, according to the city’s Department of Tourism.

The number of international travellers to the city rose by 36.8 percent from 2016 to 2.3 million this year.

In 2017, about 6.6 million visitors came to Da Nang, up 19 percent over the previous year and 4.8 percent higher than its yearly target. The figure included 4.3 million domestic tourists, up 11.3 percent year-on-year.

The central city earned over 19.4 trillion VND (853.96 million USD) in revenue, an increase of 20.6 percent from 2016.

Statistics also show that the city witnessed an impressive increase in the number of visitors by air which stood at over 1.58 million, up 74.4 percent while by-car visitors via Thailand and Laos was estimated at 14,120.-VNA