Over Four Million Tourists to Danang During the First Half of 2018

Vietnam, data, Danang

Danang in Central Vietnam is increasingly one of the most popular cities in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, growing each year total number of visitors with double-digit figures. 2018 is no exception so far…

Danang welcomed more than four million tourists in the first half of 2018, surging by almost 30 percent year-on-year. Notably, holiday makers from South Korea shot up by 100 percent to account for half of the over 1.6 million foreign arrivals in the city during the period. The city was ranked the second most popular destination for travellers in solo or in couple, according to the Republic of Korea’s Ticket Monster Inc.

Deciding to make tourism a spearhead sector, the city has invested in infrastructure, adopted policies to attract investors and created its own events, such as the international fireworks festival and international sport tournaments.

It paid off. According to the municipal Department of Tourism, the number of visitors to the city has been increasing with an annual average growth of 20.06 percent over the 2013-2017 period.  the number of visitors from 1.2 million in 2008 to 6.6 million in 2017 and a ten-fold rise in tourism revenues, from 2 trillion VND in 2008 to nearly 20 trillion VND last year.

The online marketplace and hospitality service Airbnb announced a list of the world’s top 10 destinations for 2018, in which the city ranked fifth in booking surges of up to 255 percent.

Chairman of Da Nang Tourism Association Huynh Tan Vinh noted that in the past decade, hotel rooms in the central city have increased 10 fold to over 28,800, with the arrival of big brands like InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Novotel, Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, Vinpearl and Pullman.

Over the past decade, the central coastal city has also made it into many top-ten lists in the world. Danang was named in the top 10 holiday places in Asia of the prestigious online tourism magazine Smart Travel Asia and top 10 fresh destinations of the global online accommodation reservation provider Agoda in 2013.

The airport is also considered one of the best -if not the best- in Vietnam for the quality of its services.