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6/30/2018 5:59:17 PM

Tourist arrivals to Hanoi rises 10% to 13.1 million in first half of 2018

Hanoi welcomed more than 13.1 million tourists in the first half of this year (a year-on-year rise of 10 per cent), with around 3 million foreign visitors (up nearly 26 per cent) and over 10.1 million domestic arrivals (up 6 per cent).

Total revenue from tourism is estimated at VND 39.212 trillion (USD 1.7 billion), up 9.3 per cent over the same period last year.

Accordingly, the foreign hilidaymakers to Hanoi came from 190 countries and territories, including Western Europe, Australia, North America, Eastern Europe, Northeast Asia, etc. China, South Korea, Japan, France, the US, the UK, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan (China), Malaysia, Singapore and Canada were the largest sources of visitors to the city. Among them, China, South Korea and Japan are currently the largest visitor-generating markets for Hanoi’s tourism.

Meanwhile, Vietnam welcomed 7.89 million foreign tourists in the first half of 2018, up 27.2 per cent year on year, according to the General Statistics Office.

Arrivals by air, road, and sea in the reviewed period recorded annual increases of 22.2 per cent, 63.7 per cent and 1.7 per cent, respectively. Growth was also seen in the numbers of visitors from all five continents, with Asia (32.7 per cent), Europe (11 per cent), America (13.5 per cent), Oceania (10 per cent) and Africa (22.2 per cent).

The results were attributed to efforts taken by the tourism sector, especially in tourism promotion abroad. Most recently, a tourism promotion program was organized in four European countries namely Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic from June 19th to 28th.

Notably, this was the first time Vietnamese tourism had been promoted in Hungary, which reported a rise of 30 per cent in the number of visitors to Vietnam in 2017.

The general picture shows that tourist arrivals to the capital city in June and the previous five months maintained a stable upward trend.

Some destinations have attracted a large number of visitors such as Huong Son Pagoda with 1,409,675 visitors in the first half of this year (up 12 per cent), Van Mieu Temple of Literature with 1,008,600 visitors (up around 15 per cent) and Ngoc Son Temple with 468,100 visitors (equal to the same period last year).

Destinations in Ba Vi district received more than 1.1 million visitors in the first five months of this year (up 9.17 per cent) and around 380,000 in June (up 3 per cent against the same period last year).

The average occupancy rate of hotels over the six months was estimated at 66.47 per cent, with most foreign visitors coming from the Republic of Korea, China and Japan. The occupancy rate of five-star hotels also remained high, with many at more than 80 per cent, such as JW Marriott (88 per cent), InterContinental Hanoi (90 per cent), Melia Hanoi (80 per cent), Golden Silk (81 per cent), and Hilton Garden Inn (85 per cent).

Hanoi was honoured to be presented with the best marketing campaign award at the closing session of the eighth Tourism Promotion Organisation for Asian-Pacific Cities (TPO) Forum on June 24 in Ho Chi Minh City./.

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