DA NANG (VNS) – The Star Pride ship, carrying about 200 tourists, arrived in Tien Sa port in the central Da Nang city yesterday morning, the first day of the year of the goat.
The ship is operated by Destination Asia Vietnam.
On the same day, 182 passengers travelling from Seoul, the Republic of Korea, landed at the city's international airport.
According to Tran Chi Cuong, Vice Director of the local department of culture, sports and tourism, Da Nang organised a traditional welcome for the New Year's first tourists with li xi (lucky money) and dragon dance performances.The city hopes to welcome 199,608 arrivals during the ongoing traditional New Year festival, an annual increase of 10.25 per cent. They include 66,170 foreigners and 133,438 domestic visitors, up 11.8 and 9.5 per cent year on year respectively. – VNS