The central province of Thua Thien-Hue received 3.7 million visitors during January-October, a year-on-year surge of 21 percent.

 

Of the total, there were 1.55 million foreigners, up 29.7 percent from the same time last year and equal to the number of international arrivals in 2017.

Visitors from the Republic of Korea topped the pile, accounting for one third of the total foreign visitors. Most of them flied to Hue for sightseeing, enjoying local dishes, and shopping.

The locality also saw stable growth in number of tourists from France, Germany and the UK.

The province targets 4-4.2 million tourists this year, 10-12 percent higher than in 2017. Tourism revenue is expected to rise 15-16 percent year-on-year to about 181 million USD.-VNA