Hanoi sees strong growth of international arrivals in 2016

Published:  11:59 Friday - November 11, 2016

Hanoi sees strong growth of international arrivals in 2016

Viet Nam will facilitate visa processing for foreign tourists, open new direct international flights and improve its tourism environment in order to expect record 4 million foreign tourists in this year.


The city attracted more than 18 million visitors including 3.2 million foreigners from January to October. 

After this strong performance in first 10 months, Hanoi now expects foreign arrivals to increase 22.6 percent from 2015 to four million this year. 

Hanoi's Tourism Department said the city attracted nearly 3.2 million foreign tourists in the first 10 months, up 23 percent from a year ago. 

Asian tourists from China, Japan, and South Korea topped the list of arrivals, followed by travelers from Australia, Germany, France, and the US.

Tourism revenue in the first 10 months reached VND 50.7 trillion ($2.27 million), thanks also to more spending from 14.8 million Vietnamese tourists.

The industry is projected to earn $2.8 billion from tourism, up 13 percent from 2015. Hanoi was among 20 fastest growing tourists cities, with an average annual growth rate of 11.64 percent in foreign arrivals between 2009 and 2015, according to MasterCard survey in September. 

The city has been making various efforts to attract more visitors. It opened a pedestrian-only zone around the iconic Sword Lake in September and lifted the midnight curfew for bars and restaurants during weekend nights in August.

Hanoi's tourism department partnered with tour operator Vietnamtourism to launch a free tour through craft and guide street in the historic Old Quater in October. It also opened a tourist support center in Hoan Kiem District. 

Last year, Lonely Planet named the Old Quarter among the places to see at least once in a lifetime, while  the visual social network Printest ranked then capital city the third most-pinned location of all time.

TripAdvisor has also named Hanoi the best value destination for the past three years.

Vietnam received more than eight million tourists in the first 10 months up 25.4 percent year on year, with its visa waiver policy for some key markets believed to be a major reason. 

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