Tourist arrivals to Ha Noi surges by 30% in October


VGP – Ha Noi welcomed 554,000 visitors in October, down 71.4% year-on-year but up 30% from the previous month, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

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Specifically, international arrivals were estimated to reach 20,000 (including 15,000 overnight stays), representing a 95.9% decrease over the same period last year and a month-on-month surge of 20%. 

Meanwhile, domestic arrivals to the capital hit 534,000 (34,100 overnight stays), down 63.1% year-on-year and up 30% from September.

Ha Noi earned a total of VND1.21 trillion from tourists last month, dropping by 82.9% compared to October 2019 and increasing by 25% month-on-month.

In the first 10 months of 2020, Ha Noi served 7.27 million tourists, down 68.9% year-on-year. Of the figure, international arrivals reached 1.05 million (773,300 overnight stays), down 79.3% from the same period in 2019, while domestic arrivals stood at 6.22 million (1.79 million overnight stays), down 66%. Total revenue from tourists was estimated at VND24.92 trillion, plummeting by 69.2% year-on-year.

The occupancy rate of hotels in Ha Noi was 28.6% in October, up 13.3% against September and down 38.6% year-on-year. The 10-month occupancy rate was 28.2%, down 41.7% compared to October 2019.

As planned, in November, the Ha Noi Department of Tourism continues to devise and implement the domestic tourism stimulus programs for the last months of the year with an array of activities, including the Tourism Promotion Festival (October 30-November 1), the VITM - Viet Nam International Travel Mart in Ha Noi (November 18-21), a tourism development forum between Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City and the central key economic region (Binh Dinh, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Thua Thien Hue), and the issuance of a plan to organize a conference to review tourism cooperation between the capital and other localities.  

In addition, the city will implement the advertising of some key relic sites and craft villages through 360-degree photography, while strengthening the local fight against the COVID-19 pandemic./.

By Vien Nhu