Foreign tourists visit Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi is forecast to serve 23.83 million tourists in 2017, up nine percent year-on-year and one percent compared to the year’s target.

The figure includes an estimated 4.95 million international and 18.88 million domestic tourists. Tourism revenue is set to hit 70.96 billion VND (3.12 million USD), up 15 percent from last year, according to the city’s Department of Tourism.

Foreign tourists to the city mainly came from China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, France, the US, Germany, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and Canada.

According to the Hanoi Tourism Department, tourism management and promotion campaigns have been strengthened. The city has also improved tourism infrastructure and service quality, along with planning and investment in tourism products.

The department will work with relevant agencies to step up inspections and ensure the city’s image as a safe and friendly destination.

The city hopes to earn about 75.78 trillion VND (3.33 billion USD) from nearly 25 million visitors next year, a growth of seven percent from 2017.-VNA