Friday, January 04, 2008

Vietnam's Da Nang becoming cruise ship destination

Foreigners flock to Da Nang for New Year

Central Da Nang city welcomed 950 foreign visitors from the UK , Italy and Spain on board the Costa Allegra cruiseship which anchored Tien Sa port on Jan. 3.

The visitors will tour Da Nang, former imperial city of Hue and Hoi An ancient town.

Da Nang Department of Tourism expects to receive over 10,000 tourists on board 17 cruise liners in the first quarter of 2008 and a total 28,000 tourists by sea for the whole year, a year-on-year rise of 18.4 percent.

(Source: VNA)