Hue welcomes 2.74 million visitors in 10 months hinh anh 1Foreigners visit the former imperial city of Hue (Source: VNA)
Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – Over 2.74 million tourists visited the former imperial city of Hue in central Thua Thien-Hue province in the first ten months of 2016, representing a year-on-year increase of 12 percent.

Among those, 900,000 are foreigners, up 3 percent against the same period last year.

The locality raked in 4.5 trillion VND (202.5 million USD) from tourism services in the reviewed period.

The results were attributable to the local authorities’ efforts to promote tourism.

A tourism site has been formed in Chan May Port and wharfs were constructed in Tam Giang Lagoon to serve sea cruise visitors.

Attention was also paid to diversifying and fully tapping tourism products and services, especially in Nam Dong and A Luoi districts.

In the coming time, the local tourism sector will continue implementing more measures to solve difficulties facing travel enterprises.

It will also focus on developing new tourism products like beach-camping, spiritual tourism, riding tours to lagoons, and those linked with local specialties.

From December 24-30, the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre is scheduled to launch a “golden week” promotional programme - the third event of this kind in the year.

Visitors to Hue in the period will be provided with free tickets to visit several sites in the ancient imperial relic complex.

In 2015, the Complex of Hue Monuments welcomed over 2.3 million visitors. In the first seven months this year, 1.36 million tourists visited the site, including 750,000 foreigners.

Chan May Port has so far welcomed 22 cruise ships, which brought nearly 40,000 foreigners and about15,000 crew members to the ancient capital and other central localities.-VNA