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Đà Nẵng tourism leaps 30% for Tết

Beach buzz: Tourists enjoy seafood at a beach resort. More than 130,000 foreign tourists will visit Da Nang during Tet. — VNS Photo Truong Ngoc Thanh
Viet Nam News

DA NANG — The central city of  Da Nang will host nearly 300,000 tourists, including 132,000 foreigners, during Tetan increase of nearly 30  per cent against last year.

The tourism department said more than 100,000 tourists, of which 75 per cent were foreigners, had already booked rooms at hotels and resorts to explore the Tet festival and other attractions.

Local and international airlines have planned 269 flights connecting the city to Hong Kong, South Korean and Japanese airports such as Daegu, Yang Yang, Busan, Incheon, and Osaka - and the domestic cities of Ha Noi and HCM City.

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will supply 1.4 million seats for air travel from February to March. Budget airline Jetstar Pacific will provide nearly 600,000 seats.

The city plans to host a series of programmes for tourists during the holidays. Ba Na Hills mountain resort, 1,400m above sea level, will feature cultural and musical performances until March 9, while carnival, street-music and folk-song performances will be staged along the Han River banks from February 16-25.

Added features include the Rong (Dragon) Bridge, which spans the Han River. It will breathe fire and rain at 9pm every night from February 14-18, while the Han Swing Bridge will swing from 11-12pm on February 16-18.

Ryosuke Kira, the manager of three Japanese restaurants – Bushido, Banjiro and Dining Bar Asoviva – in Da Nang said his restaurants would stay open during Tet. — VNS

Breathing fire: Rong (Dragon) Bridge lights up at night time. It will breathe fire and rain during Tet. — VNS Photo Tran Lam
Getaway: the beach at Man Thai Bay on Son Tra peninsula is a favourite site for tourists. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh
Pouring in: Tourists arrive at Da Nang airport. Nearly 300,000 tourists have booked tours during Tet. — VNS Photo Tran Lam

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