Hanoi expects to serve 15.5 million tourists, including 2.25
million foreigners, in 2013, Deputy Director of the municipal Department
of Culture, Sports and Tourism Mai Tien Dung said on February 26.
During the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival from February
9-18, the capital city received 2.08 million tourists, including 60,000
foreigners, representing a year-on-year increase of 11 percent.
Despite the global economic recession last year, Hanoi welcomed 2.1
million foreign visitors, an increase of 11.3 percent from 2011, and
one-third of all foreign visitors to Vietnam – a new record for the
The city also attracted 12.3 million domestic tourists.
Also in 2012, Hanoi was rated the best destination in Vietnam
for city life by Lonely Planet Traveller, the world’s leading tourist
Hanoi, together with Hoi
An, made the 2012 top 10 attractive destinations in Asia, as chosen by
Smart Travel Asia, a Hong Kong online tourist magazine.
The capital city of Vietnam came second in a list of 100
international cities with good hotel services, which was compiled by the
well-known tourism website Trivago.-VNA