HANOI, June 28: Between January and June of this year, approximately 8.61 million tourists, including approximately 211,300 foreigners, visited Hanoi, nearly tripling the number from the same period last year.
In the first half of 2022, the city’s total tourism revenue amounted to approximately 25.2 trillion Vietnamese dong (or 1.08 billion US dollars), which is more than three times the figure for the same period in 2021.
The Vietnam News Agency reported that local hotels with one to five stars had an average occupancy rate of over 30 percent during the period, up 6.11 percent from the previous year.
Due to the reopening of the local tourism industry, the capital city, which has 24 well-known tourist attractions, is now offering a wide range of products to attract tourists.
There are night tours of Hoa Lo Prison and the ancient Thang Long citadel, a program at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay township about wet markets in the northern mountains, and a double-decker bus tour of Hanoi.
Additionally, Hanoi has initiated numerous tourist exhibitions, trade fairs, and festivals.
According to the draft conclusion on tourism development for 2016-2020 and the years after that from the city’s Party Committee, the city wants to have more than 30 million visitors, including 7 million foreigners, by 2025.