Hanoi receives up to 85,000 foreign arrivals in May

VOV.VN - The total number of travelers visiting the capital in May stood at an estimated 1.88 million, including 85,000 foreign arrivals, representing a 16-fold rise compared to the same period from last year, according to figures given by the Hanoi Department of Tourism.

This strong rebound in Hanoi’s tourism industry in April and May can largely be attributed to the nation hosting the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31).

Most notably, total tourism revenue during the reviewed period reached VND5.7 trillion, representing an 18-fold increase compared to last year’s corresponding period.

During the opening five months of the year, the capital welcomed 6.53 million visitors, including 126,200 international tourists, with total tourism revenue reaching VND18.9 trillion, marking a two-fold rise against the same period last year.

At present, Hanoi is focusing on developing a range of unique tourism products as part of efforts to attract visitors, such as a bicycle tour to Bat Trang ceramic village, night tours of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel and Hoa Lo Prison, and city tours on a double decker bus.

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