Đà Nẵng, Hội An host the first tourists of 2017

Update: January, 03/2017 - 09:00
Restaurants in Hoi An hosted foreigners celebrating New Year’s eve. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — The first 2017 group of tourists in the central city of Đà Nẵng were 150 passengers on a Silk Air flight from Singapore on January 1, 2017.

Ross Parker and his wife Corrine from Australia were welcomed with gifts as the first foreign tourists visiting the city this year.

Also on the first day of the New Year, the city hosted flights from Incheon, South Korea.

Thai Airways, budget VietJetAir and AirAsia will operate more flights from Bangkok and Chiang Mai to Đà Nẵng in 2017.

Đà Nẵng is now the destination of 20 international air routes, of which 11 are of regular flights and nine of chartered ones.

New Year in Hội An

Thousands of local and foreign tourists celebrated New Year at Hội An city’s old quarter.

Quảng Nam Province hosted 4.1 million tourists in 2016, 2 million of them foreign visitors, bringing in total revenues of over VNĐ6.7 trillion (nearly $300 million).

The province is home to two world heritage – the city of Hội An and the Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary, and the World Biosphere Reserve of Chàm Island-Hội An. — VNS



A craftswoman makes lanterns for tourists at a shop in Hoi An city. The old town hosted over 2 million tourists in 2016. — VNS Photo Nguyen Khoi
Da Nang hosts the first foreign tourists arriving on a Silk Air flight from Singapore on January 1. — VNS Photo Le Lam