Tourists to Danang increase sharply

(VOV) - Danang city has recorded a sharp increase in the number of international arrivals in the first quarter of 2014, up as much as 10-20%, according to travel agents Vitours, Vietravel and Saigontourist.

Liberation Day (March 29) saw an especially marked increase.

At present, Asian tourists, especially Chinese visitors are flocking to the city in large delegations of 800-1,000 people. The most attractive tourist destinations are the central provinces of Quang Nam, Hue and Quang Binh and Da Nang-Hoi An.

Tourism experts attribute the increase to Da Nang city’s selection by Smart Travel Asia – Asia’s most prestigious online tourism magazine – as  an Asian top ten destination in 2013. – a famous e-booking website in Asia – promulgates that Da Nang has posted a fast economic growth rate, with the increasing number of new hotels and trade centres the feature attraction.

The region touts ten new tourism destinations in 2014 include Mandalay (Myanmar), Kenting (Taiwan), Okinawa (Japan), Lombok (Indonesia), Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Osaka (Japan), Chiang Rai (Thailand), Perth (Australia) and Danang (Vietnam).