Tourists to Da Nang fall sharply during national holidays hinh anh 1Tourists at Ba Na Hills in Da Nang city (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) –
The number of tourists to the central coastal city of Da Nang during the Liberation of the South and National Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labour Day (May 1) declined significantly by 98.5 percent to 5,800, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

International arrivals were down 99.5 percent year-on-year to 650, while domestic visitors fell 98 percent to 5,150.

Only 150 out of the 968 tourist accommodation facilities were open in the city, including about 50 establishments that reopened after the Government and the municipal People’s Committee eased social distancing measures on April 23.

To ensure safety for holidaymakers, the local tourism department has asked relevant agencies to continue implementing the Prime Minister’s directions on preventive measures such as equipping staff with protective gear, checking temperature, wearing face masks and maintaining physical distance.

In 2019, Da Nang  welcomed 8.69 million vacationers, including nearly 3.5 million foreigners, up 30.7 percent from the previous year./.