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As many as 10,000 holiday-makers, including 6,000 foreigners, visited Hue imperial city, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, on January 1, said Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Hue Relic Conservation Centre. 
Thua Thien Hue - world Heritage Destination welcomes 10,000 tourists on January 1

Hai said that the New Year’s festive atmosphere has been prevailing in every corner of Hue city, especially “western” streets on Pham Ngu Lao, Chu Van An, and Nguyen Cong Tru streets, which have been dazzled with splendid decoration.

In addition, numerous New Year countdown programmes were also organised at the city’s restaurants and hotels, such as art performances and fashion shows, Hai added.

The Hue Relic Conservation Centre has taken measures to increase tourism service quality as well as implementing promotion programmes to foster connectivity with international and domestic potential markets such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi, Da Nang, Hoi An, and the southwestern region.

In response to the domestic tourism stimulus programme in 2015 launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Centre will organise “golden” weeks with a number of fantastic activities, events, and fascinating promotional campaigns.

Thua Thien- Hue has targeted to receive 3.1-3.3 million visitors, including 1.2 million international tourists in 2015. It also expects to increase the tourism revenue to account for 56-57 percent of the provincial GDP, up 17 percent compared to 2014.

In 2014, the province welcomed over 2.9 million vacationers, including 1 million foreigners. The total revenue generated by the sector reached 2,700 billion VND (128.6 million USD), up 11 percent year on year.
Thua Thien Hue - world Heritage Destination welcomes 10,000 tourists on January 1

Hue relic site welcomes 30 millionth tourist (in the period of 1994-2014)


The central province of Thua Thien - Hue held a ceremony on December 30 to welcome the 30 millionth tourist in the period of 1994-2014 to the complex of Hue monuments in Hue city, a UNESCO-recognised World Heritage site. 

The lucky visitor, Dang Dinh Nguyen from Dong Nai province was presented with a free pass to all relics for two people in 2015, and a gift worth VND 30 million. On the occasion, Tereshchenko Julia from Russia, the 12 millionth foreign tourist, was also offered a free pass to all relics for two people for one year and a gift worth VND 12 million.
Thua Thien Hue - world Heritage Destination welcomes 10,000 tourists on January 1

The event is considered a highlight since the ancient imperial relic site was recognised as a World Heritage site in December, 1993.

At the event, the Hue Relic Conservation Centre and Thua Thien-Hue provincial Tourism Association and the provincial Tourism Association also honoured outstanding individuals and enterprises, who have made contributions to preserving and promoting Hue’s heritage value.

According to Director of the Hue Relics Preservation Centre, Phan Thanh Hai, in 2014, the site earned VND139 billion from ticket fees, equivalent to 111.2% of the yearly target.

In the next year, the locality plans to organise more promotional tourism activities and offer a greater range of tourism services to attract more visitors.

Source: Nhandan and Source: VNA
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