Bicycle tourism service launched in Hue city

A public bicycle service has been piloted in Hue imperial city in Thua Thien – Hue propvince, making it the first locality in Vietnam to offer this tourism service.

Bicycle tourism service launched in Hue city
Bicycle tourism service launched in Hue city

The project is being deployed at 44 tourist sites and attractions inside the Complex of Hue Monuments with around 2,000 bicycles in use.

The project is scheduled to be completed before the Hue Festival 2020 in April, which is one of the biggest tourism events in the country.

Users need to install an app on their smartphone, then scan the QR code to unlock the bikes.

The project aims to reduce carbon emissions and environmental pollution, promoting Hue as a green and smart tourism city while providing visitors with more options to explore the city. Along with public transport means such as electric cars and buses, visitors can now ride bikes on Hue’s downtown streets.

Thua Thien - Hue province welcomed around 3.7 million vacationers in the first nine months of this year, including over 1.5 million foreigners, up 5.9% and 9.4%, respectively, against the same period last year. Meanwhile, the province’s tourism revenue is estimated at VND3.7 trillion (US$159 million).

The province targets to serve 4.5 million tourists in 2019, with 40% of them being foreigners; and earn around VND4.7 trillion (US$202 million) in tourism revenue.