Thua Thien-Hue attracts 1.1 million visitors
Update: Oct 02, 2008
Central Thua Thien- Hue province has so far this year welcomed more than 1.1 million visitors, a year on year increase of 25.4 percent, grossing nearly 540 billion VND from tourism, a 35.2 percent increase.
The figure included 535,100 foreigners, a 32.5 percent rise. In addition to visitors from its traditional markets including France, Japan, Britain and the US, the number of Thai and Chinese tourists travelling to Hue on road also increased sharply. In three days from August 28-30, the Hue Green International Travel Centre welcomed a group of 1,300 Thai tourists on a Thailand-Laos-Vietnam cars tour.

Visitors who travelled to Hue by sea and rail ways have also markedly increased.

This year, the province has put 700 more hotel-rooms into use, with a total estimated investment of 700 billion VND. Especially, a private company has invested 10 million USD in a five-star resort, named Pilgrimage Village, which has 99 rooms in villas and bungalows, restaurants, bars, a spa and sports area.

Thua Thien-Hue now has 149 hotels and rest houses with 5,200 rooms.