VGP - The number of tourists to Ha Noi was estimated at nearly 29 million in 2019, a year-on-year rise of 10.1%.
Of this, foreign tourists numbered over 7 million, a year-on-year rise of 17%, including over 4.9 million foreigners staying overnight.
According to the municipal Department of Tourism, the tourism sector is expected to gross over VND103.8 trillion (US$4.48 billion) in revenue, up 34% compared to the previous year.
Destinations luring most tourists include: the Huong Son scenic relic, Tan Da mineral stream resort, Thien Son SuoiNga eco-
CNN listed Hanoi along with Phu Quoc Island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang as the best travel destinations in Asia in 2019.
The city has coordinated with CNN to promote its image through short advertising clips such as “Hanoi-Cradle of Heritage” and “Ha Noi-Heart of Viet Nam”, which have attracted a lot of foreign viewers.
After completing the deal for 2018-2019, the capital signed another contract with CNN for 2019-2024.
This year, Ha Noi was also ranked fifth among the seven best places in Asia for solo travel
According to Mastercard’s Asia Pacific Destinations Index, Ha Noi ranked 15th among the 20 leading destinations in the region.
The capital city was also shortlisted for the World’s Leading City Destination at the 2019 World Travel Awards (WTA).
These results came from efforts on building the tourism brand, improving the quality of services and destinations, and changing the method of tourism promotion./.