Ha Noi welcomes over 6.1 million tourists in the first quarter (16:55 29/03/2017)

HNP - Ha Noi welcomed over 6.1 million arrivals in the first quarter of this year, representing a year-on-year increase of 7 percent. Deputy Director of Municipal Department of Tourism Tran Duc Hai said at a press briefing on March 28.

Deputy Director of Municipal Department of Tourism Tran Duc Hai delivers a speech at the press conference, Ha Noi, March 28.

According to Deputy Director of Municipal Department of Tourism Tran Duc Hai, 2016 was a successful year for the Ha Noi tourism. Tourism is currently a strong economic sector for Ha Noi.

In 2016, the city welcomed over 4 million international visitors, up 23 year-on-year and over 17 million domestic tourists, up 8 percent. Total revenue from tourism reached VND62.3 trillion, up 13 percent year on year.

In the January-March period, over 1.2 million foreigners travelled to Ha Noi. Tourism revenues rose 9 percent year-on-year to as much as VND 18 trillion. The biggest tourism markets of Ha Noi comprise China, Republic of Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, the United States, France, Australia, etc.

In 2017, Ha Noi has set a target of attracting over 23 million tourists (including as many as 4.3 million international arrivals). Tourism revenue is expected to hit over VND 66 trillion. To fulfill the preset goal, the local tourism sector would continue to strengthen tourism linkages; promote tourism; and build famous tourism brand names.

The city will also invest in building infrastructure, synchronize technical infrastructure to boost tourism development and tourist services;  training and developing human resources and strengthening, improving the efficiency of state management on tourism development.

By Le Anh

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