The Hanoitimes - Hanoi’s tourism sector earned some VND754 billion (US$32.4 million) from tourism services during the five-day holiday, up 36.9% compared to the same period last year.
Hanoi welcomed more than 440,000 visitors, a 12.4% increase from the same period last year, during the five-day holiday which lasted from April 27 in celebration of National Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day, VNA reported, citing the municipal Department of Tourism.
Of the total visitors, 91,200 were foreigners, representing an interanual rise of 17.9% , according to the Hanoi Department of Tourism.
Hanoi welcomes more than 440,000 visitors during National Reunification Day holidays.
Hanoi’s tourism sector earned some VND754 billion (US$32.4 million) from tourism services during the five-day holiday, up 36.9% from the same period last year.
The foreign visitors came from 160 countries and territories, mainly South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan (China), France, Australia, the UK, the US, Germany and Malaysia. To ensure safety for tourists, the department has conducted inspections in major destinations in the city.
In addition, the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum welcomed 45,615 visitors, including 4,658 foreigners during the holiday, according to the mausoleum’s management board.
During the five-day holiday, the management board has coordinated with units in the Ba Dinh Historical-Cultural Relic Complex, and authorized agencies of Hanoi to well serve domestic and foreign visitors.
In the first three months of 2019, Hanoi welcomed more than 7.4 million visitors, a rise of 10.6% year-on-year, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.
Of the total, 1.8 million were foreigners, a 15.5% increase from a year earlier, and 5.6 million were domestic tourists, up 9% over the previous year’s period.
Hanoi’s tourism sector is projected to earn VND26.95 trillion (US$1.2 billion) in the three-month period, a rise of 32% year-on-year.
The city’s key attractions such as Huong Son Tourism Area, Tan Da Spa Resort, Thien Son Suoi Nga Eco-tourism, Duong Lam accient village, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, also saw a surge in the number of visitors in the first quarter this year.