The central province of Thua Thien – Hue has set a target of
welcoming between 2 and 2.5 million visitors during the National Tourism Year
2012 for the North Central Region, with a series of cultural activities, tourist
products and new infrastructure.
During the 1992-2012 period, individuals and organisations from across the world
donated over 7 million USD to help preserve and restore historical sites in the
ancient imperial city of Hue.
The Hue festival held every two years also attracted a large number of tourists
and artists from nearly 30 countries across the globe, with a diverse range of
cultural and tourism programmes.
During this year, the province will host 20 major events, including 11 at
national scale organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
During July and August, the province will host the national professional theatre
festival with the largest-ever scale, while the popular singing contest Sao Mai
diem hen (Morning Star - Rendezvous) is scheduled for August.
In the time to come, the province will try to seek partners to operate more air
services to Phu Bai international airport, and sea routes to Chan May port as
On top of this, the locality will focus all resources to complete the
construction of key sites in major tourist areas, build a trademark for Thuan An
beach and expand market in the northeastern Asia .
Thua Thien – Hue has also been making efforts to preserve and promote its rich
cultural heritage to serve tourism.
Phan Tien Dung, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sport and
Tourism said among more than 500 local traditional festivals, over 100 have been
revived, helping bring more tourists to the locality.
During the first seven months of this year, the province earned nearly 3
trillion VND (145.5 million USD) from tourism.