Thua Thien-Hue attracts 1.5 million tourists in first half

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue welcomed almost 1.5 million guests in the January- May period, raking in more than US$60 million.

The province hopes to receive more than 1.7 million tourists in the first half of the year.

Chairman of Thua Thien-Hue province's People Committee Nguyen Van Cao said underscored the need for the province to further improve diplomatic activities on tourism and assure safety for tourists.

A number of tourist products and community tours are being offered this season.

In the way to achieve that, the local authorities have carried out a spat of stimulus measures, paving the way for travel agents, hotels, restaurants and tourism sites to make their products competitive. They have also given due attention to bettering local infrastructure and services.

Besides conventional tours to the Hue Imperial Citadel, a world cultural heritage, new tourist types of home-stays and tours to historical and cultural museums are offered to visitors.

Source: Online Newspaper of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam