Number of tourists to Ha Noi increases in August
17:06 | 27/08/2019

VGP - In August, the number of visitors to Ha Noi was estimated at over 2.5 million, a year-on-year increase of 10.7%, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

Number of tourists to Ha Noi increases  in August

The number of foreign holidaymakers to Ha Noi in the first eight months of 2019 is estimated at 541,311 international visitors, up 17.5%, while the capital city served nearly two million domestic tourists, up 9%.

In total, the number of visitors arriving in Ha Noi is expected to reach over 19.3 million in the first eight months of this year, an increase of 9.5% over the same period last year.

Of this figure, foreign arrivals were estimated to surge 10.5% (nearly 4.3 million) and the estimated figure for domestic tourists was over 15 million, up 9.2%.

In August, Ha Noi’s total revenue from tourism was estimated at over VND8.7 trillion (over US$374 million) in just August, a 35.2% yearly surge.

The Ha Noi municipal tourism sector earned over VND67.2 trillion (nearly US$2.9 billion), up 31.1% year-on-year.

Popular attractions included the Huong Son complex named special national relic site, Tan Da Tourism Site, Thien Son Suoi Nga eco-tourism, Duong Lam Ancient Village, Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology, among others.

In 2019, Ha Noi has 3,499 tourist accommodation establishments, including hotels, tourist apartments, hostels, with a total of 60,812 rooms.

Director of the Ha Noi Department of Tourism Tran Duc Hai expects the city to welcome 28.9 million visitors in 2019, a 10.1% increase from last year. Of the total holidaymakers, 7 million will be foreigners, up 17% year-on-year, and 21.9 million will be domestic tourists. The total income from tourism revenue is estimated to top VND103.8 trillion (US$4.4 billion).

The capital city and CNN have extended an agreement to broadcast the city’s images to the worldwide audience via CNN International channel during the 2019 - 2024 period. 

The U.S.  news channel will further the outreach of Ha Noi and its culture, history and people, while partnering with the city in international events and technological innovation. In particular, the Formula Race One (F1) will be the spotlight of the 2020 promotional plan.

By Vien Nhu

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