Hanoi initiates ‘flying tourism’ product post COVID-19

VOV.VN - Local people and visitors to Hanoi will soon have the chance to take journeys in hot air balloons and helicopters to view the capital from above.

Le Hong Thai, deputy director of Hanoitourist travel agency, put forward the idea of developing a special “flying tourism” product at a recent working session between Hanoi’s Department of Tourism and the administration of Long Bien district.

Thai said the new product is expected to attract visitors that are no longer interested in the products that have been introduced for a long time.

Hanoi in March 2022 launched a hot air balloon festival in Long Bien district as part of “Hanoi Tourism 2022”, a programme which aims to celebrate the reopening of tourism and welcome international tourists back to the capital.

The event highlighted the attraction of this type of tourism, as well as the great current demand among people, according to Hanoi’s Department of Tourism.

Other similar products such as sightseeing helicopter tours are available throughout many provinces and cities, proving that the new tourism trend is part of the recovery process as Vietnam moves past the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Northern Region Air traffic services company, located in Long Bien district, could help the authorities to develop “flying tourism” and attract greater number of visitors to the city, said Trinh Xuan Tung of Hanoi’s Department of Tourism.

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