The record number
The city has welcomed more than 10 million foreign tourists in 2016. That is a new record for the country’s tourism industry. From strong performance in first 10 months, Hanoi expects foreign arrivals to increase 22.6 percent from 2015 to four million this year.
The city attracted nearly 3.2 million foreign tourists just in the first 10 months rising 23 percent from 2015. Asian tourists from China, Japan and South Korea topped the list of arrivals, followed by Australians, Germans, France, U.S visitors.
The unit of the authorities and locals
Following the establishment of the Tourism Department, the city has concentrated investment on varying tourism products with the local advantages in terms of historic, cultural and landscape values.
Emphasis was put on service quality and the capital city’s brand. The city has also boosted cooperation with other provinces and cities to organise promotion events, while actively taking part in international tourism fairs.
Hanoi has plans to advertise its tourism on the CNN television channel.
The city will continue investing in technical infrastructure serving tourism development, including telecom and IT networks.