25/03/2019 13:53 GMT+7 print

Tourist arrivals to Hanoi continues to rise in Q1 2019

The number of visitors to Hanoi in the first three months of this year is estimated at more than 7.47 million visitors, a rise of 10.6 percent year-on-year, announced the municipal Department of Tourism.

Of the figure, there are nearly 5.6 million domestic visitors and 1.88 million foreign tourists, up 9 and 15.5 percent over the previous year, respectively.

The city’s tourism sector is projected to earn over 26.95 billion VND (1.16 million USD) in the period, representing a year-on-year surge of 32 percent.

The city’s key attractions such as Tan Da Spa Resort, Thien Son - Suoi Nga ecotourism site, Duong Lam ancient village and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, also saw a surge in visitors in the reviewed period.

In March alone, the capital city is estimated to welcome more than 2.64 million visitors, a rise of 12 percent year-on-year, while raking in over 10.12 billion VND (436,220 USD) from tourism, jumping 37 percent above the same period last year.

According to statistics, Hanoi is home to nearly 3,500 accommodation establishments, with about 560 of those receiving star ratings.

The average occupancy rate in the city’s hotels is likely to hit about 74.9 percent in the first quarter of the year. Meanwhile, the figure in March is expected to stand at 76.6 percent, recording an increase of 9.48 percent year-on-year but a slight decrease of 1.6 percent compared to that in the previous month.