The capital city of Hanoi received 5.12 million tourists, including
615,000 foreigners, in the first quarter of 2013, representing a
year-on-year increase of 17 percent.
According to the
municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in the second
quarter, Hanoi’s tourism sector will increase the promotion of its
image and improve the quality of tourism products, especially tours of
traditional craft villages.
It will also create new products linking tourist sites and heritages.
In response to the National Tourism Year of Red River Delta-Hai Phong
2013, the sector will coordinate with the Vietnam National
Administration of Tourism and the Vietnam Tourism Association in
organising the Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM Hanoi 2013) this
month and a festival of trade villages in the Red River Delta in October
Last year, Hanoi greeted 14.4 million visitors, including 2.1 million foreigners and 12.3 domestic tourists.-VNA