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Hà Nội welcomes 2.1 million visitors in February

Foreign tourists walk around Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Hà Nội. The number of visitors to the capital city in February is estimated at 2.18 million, including nearly 383,000 foreigners. VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI The number of visitors to Hà Nội in February is estimated at 2.18 million, including nearly 383,000 foreigners, up 7.1 per cent and 15 per cent year-on-year respectively, the municipal Tourism Department reported on February 28.

According to the department, the number of arrivals to the capital city is experiencing an upward trend. Total revenue from tourism activities is estimated at VNĐ8.06 trillion (US$327 million), a surge of 9 per cent year on year.

Since the beginning of this year, the total number of visitors to Hà Nội has hit 4.23 million, up 11.9 per cent over the same period in 2023, of them 890,000 are international and 3.34 million are domestic, up 52.4 per cent and 4.5 per cent, respectively. Total revenue from tourists during the first two months is estimated at VNĐ16.42 trillion ($666 million), an increase of 20.9 per cent over the same period in 2023.

Currently, the locality has 3,759 accommodation establishments with 71,050 rooms. The average hotel room occupancy in February reached 61.2 per cent, up 0.4 per cent compared to January and 5 per cent over the same period in 2023.

Director of the Hanoi Tourism Department Đặng Hương Giang said that in March, the unit will implement many activities to continue promoting tourism development, including the "Get on Hanoi 2024" and the friendship spring tourism 2024 programme.

In addition, the department will develop a draft plan to build community and agricultural tourism models associated with practical experiences in craft villages, tourist spots and traditional cultural values of the ethnic minorities in Mỹ Đức and Chương Mỹ Districts, and other vicinities.

In March, the department will promote cooperation with provinces and cities to develop cultural and spiritual tourism routes such as Hà Nội - Hà Nam - Ninh Bình, Hà Nội - Sơn La and Hà Nội – Lào Cai - Lai Châu, among others. VNS

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