Hanoi welcomes nearly 1.9 million tourists in May

Thursday, 2022-06-02 11:28:50
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Tourists visit Thang Long Imperial Citadel at night.
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NDO - According to the Hanoi Department of Tourism, the total number of tourists in Hanoi in May was estimated at 1.88 million arrivals, an increase of more than 16 times over the same period in 2021, of which international arrivals were estimated at 85,000.

Total revenue from tourists is estimated at 5.7 trillion VND, an increase of nearly 18 times compared to the same period in 2021. This is a month in which Hanoi set a record in terms of both visitors and revenue since the Covid-19 epidemic broke out two years ago.

This result has been achieved because Hanoi was the venue for the main activities and competitions of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) in May. On the occasion, the city welcomed thousands of guests to attend the SEA Games 31, including athletes and coaches, sports guests, and domestic and foreign spectators.

The SEA Games 31 is considered as an opportunity to restore domestic and international tourism, from the end of April to the end of May. The city has continuously launched new tourism products such as: bicycle tours at Bat Trang Village; night tours at Thang Long Imperial Citadel; cycling tours to discover monuments and heritages in the inner city, and many other product packages.

The city has also implemented a series of tourism promotion events, such as Tourism Gift Festival 2022, Hanoi Tourism Festival 2022 with the theme “Hanoi – Den de yeu” (Hanoi – come to love), and Hanoi Cuisine and Craft Village Tourism Festival 2022, attracting large numbers of visitors to learn about, experience and book tours.

Generally, in the first five months of 2022, Hanoi is estimated to have welcomed 6.53 million visitors, an increase of more than 2 times compared to the same period in 2021, with international visitors estimated at 126.2 thousand arrivals.

Total revenue from tourists is estimated at 18.9 trillion VND, up 2 times over the same period in 2021. These are positive signs, marking a strong recovery for the capital's tourism sector in the post-COVID -19 period.