Hanoi tourism earns VND62 trillion in 2016

09:50 | 30/12/2016 Culture & Tourism

Hanoi city has earned over VND62 trillion from tourism this year, up 13% year on year, attracting more than 21.8 million visitors, with over 4 million international visitor arrivals, according to Hanoi Department of Tourism.

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In the last year, Hanoi will strive to attract over 23.39 million tourists, with 4 million international arrivals, with total tourism revenues reaching over VND66 trillion.

The city’s tourism industry is expected to earn over VND110 trillion to VND120 trillion in 2020.

In order to achieve the envisaged goals, Hanoi will focus on building, planning and investing in developing tourism products, while calling on strategic investors to be involved in developing tourism in the West Lake and Red River areas in preparation for establishing an exclusive tourist zone in Dong Anh district.

The city will also collaborate with cities and provinces nationwide in developing tourism products, standardise and issue presentations at tourist attractions across the locality, and build a digital map of Hanoi based on geographic information systems (GIS) technology.

Tourism promotion activities will be implemented in collaboration with embassies and international organisations in Hanoi, aiming to boost connections, advertising and co-operation in tourism development in the international market and vice versa.

In addition to sending delegations to attend international tourism fairs with a focus on the markets of France, the UK, Germany, the US, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, as well as ASEAN countries, Hanoi will also build and organise annual domestic events such as the ‘Memory of Hanoi’ programme, the Hanoi Traditional Craft Village Festival, the Ao Dai Festival and the ceremony to welcome the first international tourist to Hanoi.

The city will provide support and remove difficulties for enterprises, organisations and individuals joining tourism development, enhance State management over tourism and train qualified human resources for the sector.

Theo NDO