VGP – Ha Noi welcomed 122,000 tourist arrivals during the Lunar New Year (Tet) 2021 holiday from February 10 to 16, equivalent to about 50% of the figure recorded over the same period in 2020, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.
Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the major tourist attractions in the capital city were forced to shut down on this occasion. Some remained open without spring celebration activities, causing the number of visitors to decline compared to previous years.
Specifically, the Temple of Literature welcomed around 18,500 tourist arrivals, down 60% year-on-year; the Hanoi Zoo attracted 12,300, down 14%; the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long served 15,000 tourists, down 50%; the Ba Vi National Park recorded 1,200, down 10%; and the Bao Son Paradise Park received 1,700 arrivals of visitors, down 45%.
Director of the Ha Noi Tourism Department Dang Huong Giang said that during their opening hours, tourist and relic sites strictly complied with pandemic prevention and control regulations, asking visitors to wear face masks, keep a safe distance, wash hands and get their body temperature checked before entry.
As directed by the Ha Noi People’s Committee, all tourist attractions and relic sites across the city kept their doors closed to tourists from 0:00 on February 16, aiming to serve disease prevention and control.
During the Tet holiday, local hotels also ensured the implementation of medical declarations and anti-COVID-19 measures when receiving guests, such as enhancing disinfectant spray, using antiseptic hand sanitizer, and wearing face masks, contributing to making visitors feel secure when travelling in the capital./.
By Vien Nhu