Hanoi serves nearly 14.4 million visitors so far hinh anh 1Tourists in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi welcomed nearly 14.4 million visitors so far this year, up 9.5 percent over the same period last year, including more than 3.3 million foreign tourists, a year on year rise of 10.6 percent, reported the municipal Department of Tourism.

According to the department, total tourism revenue of the city reached over 50.24 trillion VND, a surge of 30 percent year on year.

In order to promote its image, the city People’s Committee has signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation with the CNN channel for the 2019-2024 period during which the CNN will introduce the culture, history and people of the capital city.

The department has collaborated with the Vietnam Airlines to welcome delegations from Japan, Australia and European countries to Hanoi to study the tourism market, and organise the “Summer in Europe” event in the city.

The department will also exploit tourism potential of outskirt districts and communes.

Alongside, the city tourism sector will apply measures to prevent violations in tourism activities to ensure tourists’ rights, while providing support for visitors in seeking information and receiving their feedback via its hotline and tourism information stations.

Tran Duc Hai, Director of the department said that in the future, the sector will continue improving the quality of tourism products highlighting heritage, festivals, craft villages, cuisine, agriculture and community-based tourism of the city.

The city will invest in major destinations from now to 2020, while continuing seeking new destinations to lure more visitors to the city as well as the Red River delta region and the country, he added.-VNA