Hanoi welcomed nearly 120,000 visitors during the first three days of 2021, earning a total revenue of VND302 billion (US$13 million), according to the Hanoi Department of Tourism.
|Hanoi welcomed nearly 120,000 visitors during the first three days of 2021. Photo: Pham Hung|
Among the visitors, the number of international arrivals to the city is estimated at 4,500, mainly foreigners who are on diplomatic or businesses purposes while the number of domestic travelers reached 114,000. On January 1, the city welcomed more than 39,000 visitors earning a revenue of VND100 billion (US$4.3 million).
Compared to the same period of 2020, the number of tourists to Hanoi dropped 89% from January 1 to 3 due to the impact of Covid-19. Tourist sites in Hanoi offered services with reasonable prices on the occasion of the New Year to boost up visits.
Typically, the Duong Lam ancient village welcomed 3,200 visitors, Hanoi Zoo in Thu Le Park received 5,000 people while the Hoa Lo Prison Relic hosted 1,700 arrivals and the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism received more than 7,300 visitors.
At the Temple of Literature, the municipal Department of Tourism held a ceremony to welcome the first domestic tourist to Hanoi on January 1, 2021; the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism organized a program themed “Spring in mountainous markets”; the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology celebrated the "Happy Spring Festival for 2021” while the Bao Son Paradise Park hosted the Dino Kingdom Festival.
Visitors to Hanoi were able to enjoy many special art programs to welcome the New Year within the opening ceremony for the expansion of the weekend walking space in the south of the Old Quarter area.