The central province of Thua Thien-Hue welcomed 229,600 visitors in January, up 5% annually, according to provincial authorities.
Of them, 81,300 were foreign tourists, up 4%. Total tourism revenue rose 7.8% to more than VND265.21 billion (US$11.53 million).
On February 6, the US cruise liner Celebrity Millennium, docked in Chan May port, carrying 2,150 foreign passengers and more than 950 crewmembers to the province.
This year, the port expects to welcome 54 cruise vessels with more than 113,000 foreign passengers and nearly 45,000 crewmembers.
The Celebrity Millennium plans to make 11 trips to the port this year, carrying about 37,000 foreign travellers and sailors.
During the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, the province served 100,000 tourists, 62% of whom were foreigners, earning more than VND80.8 billion (US$3.51 million).
This year, Thua Thien-Hue hopes to attract 3.3-3.5 million visitors, up 8%, 40%-45% of them foreigners. Total revenue is expected to hit VND3.2-VND3.3 trillion (US$139 – US$143 million), a 3% increase from last year.