More tourist sites to provide free WiFi

03/25/2021 6:00 PM

VGP – The capital city will provide free WiFi for nine tourist sites with the aim of bringing the best experiences for travelers when visiting Ha Noi .

That information was announced at the signing ceremony between the Hanoi Departments, of Information and Communication and Tourism which sought to work together to improve the efficiency of communications, promotion and application of information technology for the 2021-25 period. 

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dang Huong Giang, Director of the Ha Noi Department of Tourism, said that realising the directions of the Government and the city on the implementation of "dual goals" of promoting economic development and preventing COVID-19, the department has actively coordinated with relevant to devise plans to stimulate tourism. 

Besides the locations equipped with free wifi in 2020, this year Ha Noi has approved nine additional venues which are popular tourist destinations.

The capital's tourism has shown signs of recovery. Since they reopened in earlier this month, local destinations such as Huong Pagoda, Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), Ngoc Son Temple, the Duong Lam Ancient Village welcomed a large number of tourists, especially on the weekends. 

The total number of visitors to Ha Noi hit 8.65 million in 2020, equal to 30% of the 2019 figure, including 1.11 million foreigners.

The local tourism industry strives to welcome from 13.16 million to 19.04 million visitors in 2021, up 45-65.5 percent as compared with the previous year. The number of domestic holidaymakers is projected to reach 10.96-15.34 million, up from 50-70%  year-on-year.

Currently, 25 free WiFi hotspots have been set up at popular tourist destinations in Ha Noi./.