|More than 107,000 tourists visited Da Nang on Christmas and New Year's Day, according to the city's Culture, Sports and Tourism Department. — Photo tienphong.vn
DA NANG (VNS)— More than 107,000 tourists visited Da Nang on Christmas and New Year's Day, according to the city's Culture, Sports and Tourism Department.
The first tourists of 2016 – a group of 180 passengers – flew from Singapore to Da Nang on budget airline SilkAir's first flight of the year. Many also went on to visit Hoi An.
A 10-minute firework performance lit up the sea of My Khe Beach, which has been ranked one of the six most beautiful beaches in the world, on New Year's Eve.
The city's Tien Sa port also handled the first cargo ship, the Mia Schulte ship from Singapore. The port's administration said the key port hosted 6.4 million tonnes of cargo in 2015 – a 6.5 per cent increase year-on-year.
In Hoi An, Mary Kippenbrok from the US was recognised as the 1.8 millionth tourist visiting the ancient town on Thursday.
On New Year's Day, the tourism hub also hosted the first group of 33 Australian tourists visiting Hoi An.
Hoi An hosted 2.1 million visitors in 2015. — VNS