Hanoi (VNA) –
Hanoi is expected to
welcome 13.16-19.04 million tourists in 2021, up 45-65.5 percent as compared
with the previous year, according to a scenario put forth by the municipal
tourism sector.

The number of domestic visitors is projected to reach 10.96-15.34 million, up
from 50-70 percent year-on-year, and room occupancy is set at 45-50 percent.

Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Tran Trung Hieu said
Vietnam and the capital city in particular have been regarded as a safe

However, he stressed, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the local tourism
sector to focus on developing the domestic market and further restructuring the
market, while making preparations to serve international tourists when

Travel organisations and businesses have offered new, typical tourism products
that match Hanoi’s potential and strength, with attention paid to culture,
heritage, cuisines, festivals, craft villages, eco and medical tourism.

The night tours of Hanoi’s historic Hoa Loa Prison and the Thang Long Imperial
Citadel have received highly valued, the official said.

The department said it will continue to consider the cooperation programme with
the US-based TV channel CNN, and join hands with domestic and foreign media
agencies and airlines, embassies, international organisations and travel
companies in tourism promotion.

The city attracted some 8.65 million holidaymakers in 2020, equivalent to 30
percent as compared with 2019, of whom foreign arrivals were estimated at 1.11
million, equivalent to 15.8 percent from last year./.