Ha Noi welcomes 2.9 million visitors in first half of 2021

06/25/2021 9:00 AM

VGP – Ha Noi received about 2.9 million tourists in the first six months of 2021, mainly domestic visitors, down 25% year-on-year, according to the municipal Tourism Department.

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Total tourism revenue from domestic tourists was estimated at VND8.1 trillion, down 57% as compared to the same period last year.

Despite the numerous difficulties due to the fourth outbreak of the COVID-19, in the first half of 2021, Ha Noi’s tourism sector performed a number of important tasks, with a focus on the restructuring of new tourism products and attracting domestic tourists.

The municipal Department of Tourism has submitted to the Ha Noi City People’s Committee its concept design documents, the design and production of tourist sign systems, brand identity kits and tourism logos for craft villages.

In addition, Ha Noi also successfully organised a conference to build products to stimulate domestic tourism with the participation of hundreds of transport, travel agencies, hotels, tourist sites in the city; and coordinated with the Ha Noi Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Centre to organise the Tourism Stimulation Festival in 2021 and introduce Ha Noi's culinary culture, among others.

Currently, the country has not yet opened its doors to international tourists. The number of foreigners coming to Ha Noi during this time is modest, mainly experts and workers staying in Viet Nam.

The city attracted some 8.65 million holidaymakers in 2020, equivalent to 30%  as compared with 2019, of whom foreign arrivals were estimated at 1.11 million, equivalent to 15.8% from last year./.

By Vien Nhu