Hanoi’s tourism industry showed signs of gradual recovery in November thanks to a series of cooperation programs with other other localities rolled out in recent time. Domestic arrivals to Hanoi were estimated at 715,200, up 29.1% from a month earlier.
A number of international tourists visit the Temple of Literature before Covid-19. Photo: Quang Thai
The growth of the tourism industry was attributed to the increase of domestic arrivals to the city with the rise of up to 30% compared to October. The international arrivals only increased 5% in the same period. Most of them are diplomats, business executives and highly skilled laborers, who traveled in together with their families, under the government’s authorization after the border closure taken effect since March.
In November, the average occupancy rate of hostels and three to five-star hotels in Hanoi was estimated at 39%, an increase of 10.4% compared to September, but decreasing 28.7% year-on-year.
Revenue from domestic and inbound tourism in the city was VND1.7 trillion (US$73.8 million) in November, up 40.9% month-on-month, but down 80.6% compared to the same period last year.
The city welcomed an estimated 7.99 million visitors in the January-November period, down 69.1% over the same period of 2019. Of the amount, international arrivals were estimated at 1.07 million while the number of domestic tourists totaled 6.91 million. Revenue from tourism was VND26.6 trillion (US$1.15 billion).
The average hotel occupancy rate was estimated at 29.1%, down 40.5% over the same period in 2019.
The capital city received approximately 7.99 million visitors, including 1.07 million international and 6.91 national visitors this month, an increase of 20% compared to September, but a decrease of 95.9% compared to the previous year.