VGP - In first five months of the year, Ha noi welcomed approximately 2.89 million domestic holiday-makers during the course of the opening, representing a year-on-year decline of 6.7%, according to figures compiled by the Hanoi Department of Tourism.
The number of tourists brought Ha Noi VND8.1 trillion in revenue, down 50.7%.
May alone saw the number of domestic tourists to the capital fall by 53.3% to 115,000 against the same period from last year, with revenue from domestic tourists being estimated at VND322 billion, an annual drop of 60.3%.
Since the beginning of the year, hotel room occupancy in Ha Noi has reached just 23.6%, largely due to the adverse impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, marking a decrease of 8.6% on-year.
The decline in the number of travelers visiting the capital can primarily be attributed to the complicated developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This comes as tourist attractions in Ha Noi temporarily stopped receiving tourists from May 3.
Chairman of the Ha Noi People's Committee Chu Ngoc Anh asked businesses, organizations and individuals providing tourism services in the city to strengthen anti-pandemic measures in the new situation./.
By Vien Nhu