The provincial Tourism Department, Chan May Port Joint Stock Company, and Saigontourist Holding Company (Saigontourist) held a ceremony to receive 2,700 guests from the U.K., France, the U.S. and other countries on board of Celebrity Solstice cruise ship.

The Celebrity Solstice cruise ship docks at Chan May Port

They were welcomed with a joyful lion dance.

It was part of a series of activities held by the province to welcome the lunar New Year 2024 and start the province’s tourism activities for the Year of Dragon. It aimed to create impressions on the tourists about the city as an attractive, safe, friendly, and hospitable tourist destination.

International tourists leave the cruise ship to visit Hue City.

Last year, Thua Thien Hue province welcomed 3.2 million tourists, an increase of 56 percent against 2022, including 1.2 million foreign ones, achieving tourism revenue of over VND 6.6 trillion.

Translated by Song Anh