VGP – The capital city received more than 2.4 million tourists in January, a 10.6% increase from the same period last year, according to Ha Noi Department of Tourism.
Of the total visitors, 633,903 are foreigners, a 16% increase against last year’s period, 1.7 million are domestic holidaymakers, a year-on-year increase of 8.5%.
Those who stayed overnight in the city numbered 445,000, mainly from the Republic of Korea, China and Japan, according to local accommodation service providers.
Meanwhile, domestic holidaymakers amounted to 1.7 million, an increase of 8.5%.
Total tourism revenue was estimated to surge 34.2 percent year on year to VND8.89 trillion (US$383.3 million).
Ha Noi was nominated by the World Travel Awards as one of the 17 candidates for a prize of the world’s leading city destination 2018.
Ha Noi’s key tourism markets include China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, France, the U.S., the UK, Germany, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Canada.
Popular destinations in the city can be named as the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh, the Temple of Literature and National University (Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam), the Ha Noi Old Quarter, Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.
Ha Noi has been promoted in several rankings in 2018. The capital city has been ranked 12th among the world’s 25 best destinations in 2018 and nominated for the 2018 leading city destinations in the world by the 2018 World Travel Awards.
The city aims to greet 6.7 million foreign visitors out of nearly 28.6 million tourists in 2019.
By Vien Nhu