Vice Director of HPA Bui Duy Quang said the Hanoi 2021 tourism and cuisine culture is set to take place from April 16-18 at Ly Thai To statue park, the octagon house, Le Thach street, Le Lai street and Hanoi Children Palace.
According to Quang, there would be an exhibition space with 200 booths, of which 150 are for promoting tourism products from 12 province/cities (Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh, Danang, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Binh, Ha Giang, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Hoa Binh, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang, Phu Tho), travel agencies, tourism spots in Hanoi, major airlines in Vietnam, including Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways, and Vietravel Airlines.
Director of Hanoi Department of Tourism Dang Huong Giang said the department would announce a list of cultural, sport and tourism events for 2021as well as hundreds of tours around Hanoi and from Hanoi to other localities.
In addition to tradition launching tourism products, the Department would help connect travel agencies and services providers in Hanoi to develop new products to attract tourists coming to the city.
HPA Director Nguyen Gia Phuong said in 2019, Hanoi received 29 million tourists, including 7.5 million foreign tourists, up 17% year-on-year.
In 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of tourists coming to the city plunged by 60-70%, so the Hanoi 2021 tourism and cuisine culture event is a necessary move to boost tourism.