April 30 and May 1 holiday sees international tourists to central city up 25%.
International tourists to central Da Nang city were up 25 per cent year-on-year during the long weekend in late April celebrating Reunification Day and May Day.
Tourist numbers stood at some 224,230, including 44,229 international tourists, up 25 per cent compared to the 2015 holiday.
Da Nang has 521 hotels with 19,623 rooms, 65 more hotels and 3,169 more rooms than it did for the holiday last year. Six are new five-star hotels, adding appeal to tourists, especially international tourists.
Growth in international visitors to Da Nang has remained stable and primarily come from China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong (China), Australia, Europe, and the Americas.
Domestic tourists to Da Nang are still mostly from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, in addition to Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai provinces, according to Mr. Tran Chi Cuong, Deputy Director of the Da Nang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The city has seen a decline in domestic tourists compared to last year, however, as there is no fireworks competition this year (which is held bi-annually) and there is fear over the recent mass fish deaths in the central and north-central region. The city has actively addressed the latter issue by testing seawater samples, which were shown to be under safe limits. Many city leaders have taken to the water to prove there is nothing to be concerned about, and the city has announced “clean” seafood outlets at markets.
These and other efforts by authorities have eased any concerns among domestic and international tourists about choosing Da Nang for a holiday.