The number of tourist to Hanoi in the first half of 2018 was estimated at 13.1 million, up 10% from the same period last year.
The city received about three million foreign tourists in the period, up 26% year on year, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.
The number of domestic tourist to Hanoi in the first half of this year was estimated at 10 million, up 6% year on year.
Hanoi welcomes 13.1 million tourists in the first half of 2018. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn
Total revenue from tourism is estimated at more than VND39 trillion (US$1.7 billion), up 9.3% from 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% 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%, 63.7% and 1.7%, respectively. Growth was also seen in the numbers of visitors from all five continents, with Asia (32.7%), Europe (11%), America (13.5%), Oceania (10%) and Africa (22.2%).
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 19 to 28.
Notably, this was the first time Vietnamese tourism had been promoted in Hungary, which reported a rise of 30% in the number of visitors to Vietnam in 2017.