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Hanoi earns US$1.7 billion from tourism in January-September
Khanh Khanh 10:02, 2022/09/21
In the nine months, the city welcomed nearly 14 million visitors who came for the own characteristics of the "City for Peace."

Hanoi earned nearly VND39.7 trillion (US$1.67 billion) from tourism in the first nine months of this year, up 4.7 times compared to the same period in 2021.

 A tour associated with rural tourism in Phuc Tho District, Hanoi. Photo: Lam Nguyen/ The Hanoi Times

According to Hanoi's Department of Tourism, the growth in revenue was attributed to a strong rise in the number of arrivals to the city. 

Between January and September, the number of arrivals to Hanoi increased by four times year-on-year to reach 13.87 million, including 13.1 million domestic visitors and 766,000 foreign tourists.

In terms of facilities, the average occupancy rate of hotels in Hanoi was around 34.1%, up 12.7% on-year. In September, the city has 3,425 active lodging establishments offering 64,800 rooms. Of the total facilities, the number of one- to five-star hotels was 598, accounting for 17%. Room occupancy was estimated at 43.7%, up 14.3% from the previous month and  28.6% on-year.

Meanwhile, a system of catering establishments, shopping services, entertainment facilities, and sports services meets international standards.

The city will focus on investing in facilities and technical infrastructure coupled with improving the quality of tourism products and services and human resources to ensure the goal of developing tourism into a spearhead economic sector and modern and professional service industry by 2025, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Tran Trung Hieu said at a conference last week.

In addition, the industry will enhance management capacity and accelerate digital transformation and inter-sectoral coordination, he added.

“Under the city's tourism development plan by 2030, Hanoi will prioritize developing homestays and accommodation establishments of three stars or more instead of those with fewer than 10 rooms,” he underlined.

By 2030, it expects to receive 48-49 million tourists, including 13-14 million international arrivals, generating VND270-300 trillion ($11.6 billion-$12.9 billion) revenues.

To attain the above goals, the Hanoi People Committee has outlined six solutions, including changes in the mindset; investing in infrastructure; mobilizing all resources for high-quality products of travel, transportation, and gastronomy; improving the quality of tourist destinations in the city and management capacity.

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