Hanoi has recently issued a document outlining plans for the development of rural tourism from 2022 to 2025. Localities will participate in the program by implementing specific strategies to promote their unique agritourism services.

The City People’s Committee suggests that each district should aim to introduce one to three new tourism products, services, or travel destinations within the next three years. The committee emphasizes that local people should be at the core of all tourism activities in the suburbs of Hanoi, with local farmers, cooperatives, households, and businesses playing pivotal roles in agritourism.

Hanoi plans to focus on developing six rural tourism models in the outskirts districts of Thuong Tin, Dan Phuong, Thanh Tri, My Duc, Thach That, and Son Tay Town. These models include agricultural and rural tourism, community tourism, smart tourism villages, craft village tourism, green tourism, and responsible and sustainable conservation tourism.

The city also aims to promote the production of souvenirs that represent the localities and craft villages, establishing branding for its tourism services. Hanoi strives to have more locally made products rated with three stars and above through the One Commune One Product (OCOP) program.

Dang Huong Giang, Director of Hanoi Department of Tourism, emphasizes the need for closer collaboration between craft villages, local authorities, and travel businesses to create unique gift designs that reflect the characteristics of the destinations and meet visitors’ preferences.

Hanoi authorities have committed to providing vocational training and tourism knowledge to at least 80% of local personnel in the tourism industry. Furthermore, the city plans to strengthen other rural economic sectors such as agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry, alongside tourism. It also aims to increase awareness among local residents about sustainable tourism and conduct tourism promotion activities in localities.