HOI AN — The central province of Quang Nam hosted a record 2.3 million tourists in the first eight months of this year, earning VND3 trillion (US$143 million).
The figure was announced last Thursday at a conference in Hoi An to sum up 15 years of Quang Nam tourism.
Last year, the province, home to world heritage sites Hoi An, My Son sanctuary, and Cham Island biosphere reserve, hosted 2.5 million tourists.
In 1997 the province earned only VND47 billion ($2.2 million). — VNS