The total number of visitors to Hanoi is estimated to hit 26.04 million this year, up 9.3 percent from 2017.

 

Among these visitors, there are about 5.7 million foreigners, of whom 60 percent come from Asia and some 24 percent from Europe. Tourism is calculated to earn the capital more than 3.2 billion USD throughout the year, an annual increase of 11.7 percent.

The positive outcomes attributed to the city’s expansion of cooperation programmes with other localities nationwide and with organisations it holds membership in.

To keep such growth momentum, the city will intensify communications activities to promote international sports events hosted by the city, like the Formula One race in 2020 and the 31st Southeast Asian Games in 2021.

In 2019, Hanoi aims to welcome over 28.5 million tourists for a revenue of nearly 3.7 billion USD. Of the total visitors, there will be about 6.66 million foreigners. –VNA