Hanoi's tourism expected to post growth this year

Hanoi’s tourism has seen positive signs after COVID-19 outbreaks have taken its toll on the sector for more than two years, as new products built in the recent past have given a boost to the domestic tourism market since late 2021.

With rosy prospects for socio-economic development this year, the municipal Department of Tourism has built a plan for tourism recovery and development for 2022-2023, with a focus on the domestic market.

It will pay heed to serving foreign holidaymakers in line with a roadmap to restart international tourism activities.

Hanoi aims to welcome 9-10 million visitors, including 1.2-2 million foreigners in the period.

To realise the targets, tour operators are advised to strengthen linkages to promote unique tourism products of Hanoi, and foster sport and health care tourism, as Vietnam is scheduled to host SEA Games 31 later this year.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said the city’s tourism sector need to grasp current trends as well as bolster ‘no-touch’ tourism and pay attention to human resources training in the field./.