Foreign visitors flock to Ha Noi

Ha Noi welcomed over 634,000 foreign tourists since the beginning of this year, an increase of 9.8 per cent against the same period last year, with Australia, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, America, French, and England as the leading markets, according to the Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

To attract more visitors, the city has mapped out new plans, including developing community-based tourism in Ba Vi District - home to Tam Dao resort town and many other natural landscapes and increased awareness of historic sites such as Thang Long Royal Citadel.

Promotional strategies abroad will also be featured in the Hong Kong-based travel and trade journal, Smart Travel Asia. The Viet Nam-Ha Noi International Tourist Fair will be organised from April 18-24 to introduce the city's tourism potentials to foreign tourist agencies.

The department also stated that for the upcoming Reunification and Labor Days (April 30-May 1), the city have prepared the infrastructure, labor force, and services in anticipation of increase in the number of tourists.