Hanoi standardizes shopping and culinary establishments hinh anh 1A store selling silk produced in Van Phuc village, Hanoi (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi capital city has focused on building standard shopping and culinary establishments serving tourists in order to well control the quality of goods and services as well as food safety and environmental hygiene.

After an assessment by the Hanoi Tourism Department, those which meet all necessary requirements, receive a plate recognising that they are capable of serving tourists.

At present, Hanoi has 32 shopping and 36 culinary establishments eligible to receive the plate.

These establishments are being introduced widely to travel agencies, domestic and foreign tourists via the media, the internet, and during tourism promotion programmes.

Among them, Tan My Design, Lanhuong Fashion House, Chula Fashion House, Van Phuc Silk Company and OZ Silk shop are becoming attractive destinations to tourists.

The department said that this move will help improve the image and competitiveness of Hanoi, and diversify the capital’s tourism products.

The capital city of Hanoi is striving to welcome over 25.4 million tourists, including 5.5 million foreigners, in 2018, confirming itself as an attractive destination in the region and the world.

The year 2017 was considered a success for the city’s tourism sector with 5 million foreign vacationers arriving in Hanoi, up 23 percent against the previous year, surpassing the set target of 15 percent.-VNA