Hanoi surpasses annual target with 4.1 million foreign visitors welcomed

The number of international tourists visiting Hanoi in the first 11 months of this year has tripled compared to the same period last year.

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The number of foreign visitors to Hanoi between January and November exceeded the whole year’s target of four million.


International tourists to Vietnam. Photo: Nadova Tours

Of the city’s total tourists at 22.6 million, international visitors accounted for 18% during 11 months. The number of domestic tourists was around 18.7 million, up 17.5% from the same period in 2022.

In November alone, Hanoi welcomed 1.8 million visitors, an increase of 10% year-on-year. Among the arrivals, international tourists were nearly 454,000, up 56.6% over the same period last year. Domestic tourists reached 1.35 million, equal to last year’s figures.

Meanwhile, total tourism revenue reached about VND73.7 trillion (US$3.04 billion), up 21.4% year-on-year.

As of November 2023, Hanoi had 3,758 tourist accommodations with 71,016 rooms and 605 hotels and apartments rated from 1 to 5 stars. The average occupancy rate across all categories was 53.2% in November, up 3.1% year-on-year. In the past 11 months, the average hotel occupancy rate was estimated to reach 59.3%, up 23.1% year-on-year.


Foreign visitors at the Hanoi Tourism Gift Festival held in early November 2023. Photo: Hanoi Tourism Department

According to Dang Huong Giang, Director of the Hanoi Tourism Department, the city’s tourism industry will accelerate key tourism projects to attract more international visitors in the coming period.

The city will also build some new tours connecting central Hanoi with nearby tourism hubs and trade villages in Thanh Tri, Thuong Tin, Phu Xuyen, Thanh Oai, Ung Hoa and My Duc districts.

In addition, a community tourism model combined with practical experience in handicraft villages and ethnic minority areas in Ba Vi District would also be launched.

The Hanoi Department of Tourism is now striving to diversify its tourism offerings, including a golf tourism program held in early December to connect Hanoi and northern localities.