International arrivals to Da Nang increase in January hinh anh 1Ba Na hill - a popular destination in Da Nang city (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) –
More than 365,000 international tourists visited the central coastal city of Da Nang in January, up 28.5 percent year-on-year.

The same month, the city served over 277,000 domestic vacationers, a year-on-year rise of 3.9 percent.

The tourism sector grossed over 2.56 trillion VND (107.6 million USD), up 34.4 percent compared to the previous year’s same month.

In February-March, the number of tourists to Da Nang is forecast to decline sharply due to the complicated developments of the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

In the first quarter of 2020, the number of visitors to Da Nang will reach an estimated 1.3 million, including over 709,800 foreigners, down 31 percent and 17.6 percent, respectively.

Given this situation, the municipal Department of Tourism has been implementing a number of measures to prevent the epidemic in tourist accommodations./.