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Danang welcomes 3.5 million tourists in H1

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Over 3.5 million domestic and international tourists came to the central coastal city of Danang between January and June, soaring by 116.6% over the same period last year.

During the six months, accommodation and catering services generated total revenue of VND10,600 billion, rising by 39.1% year-on-year.

Notably, the city’s hospitality industry served 706,000 tourists in June alone, when the Danang International Fireworks Festival took place. The figure increased 34.1% against May.

On certain days, Danang International Airport handled up to 150 flights per day, a 1.5-fold rise over the daily average.

The positive results have been driven by steady growth in Danang’s tourism sector post pandemic. After a three-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the city welcomed 3.7 million visitors in 2022, a 3.1-fold increase over 2021.

Local authorities have made efforts to improve the quality of services and diversify its tourism offerings to attract visitors.

Of note, the number of lodging facilities in Danang grew 5.4 times from 2008 to 2018. As of 2020, Danang had over 940 tourist accommodations of all types with 40,000 guest rooms.

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