Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng will host nearly 300,000 tourists, including 132,000 foreigners, during Tết, an increase of nearly 30 per cent against last year.
The tourism department said more than 100,000 tourists, of which 75 per cent were foreigners, had already booked rooms at hotels and resorts to explore the Tết festival and other attractions.
Local and international airlines have planned 269 flights connecting the city to Hong Kong, South Korean and Japanese airports such as Daegu, Yang Yang, Busan, Incheon, and Osaka - and the domestic cities of Hà Nội and HCM City.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will supply 1.4 million seats for air travel from February to March. Budget airline Jetstar Pacific will provide nearly 600,000 seats.
The city plans to host a series of programmes for tourists during the holidays. Bà Nà Hills mountain resort, 1,400m above sea level, will feature cultural and musical performances until March 9, while carnival, street-music and folk-song performances will be staged along the Hàn River banks from February 16-25.
Added features include the Rồng (Dragon) Bridge, which spans the Hàn River. It will breathe fire and rain at 9pm every night from February 14-18, while the Hàn Swing Bridge will swing from 11-12pm on February 16-18.
Ryosuke Kira, the manager of three Japanese restaurants – Bushido, Banjiro and Dining Bar Asoviva – in Đà Nẵng said his restaurants would stay open during Tết. — VNS