04/10/2017 | 17:12:13

Hanoi hosts 321,000 foreign visitors in September

The capital city of Hanoi welcomed 321,000 foreign visitors in September, representing rises of 5.9 percent compared to the previous month and 89.2 percent year-on-year (Photo: VNA)

The capital city of Hanoi welcomed 321,000 foreign visitors in September, representing rises of 5.9 percent compared to the previous month and 89.2 percent year-on-year.

The September figure brought the total number of foreign holidaymakers in the first nine months of 2017 to almost 2.65 million, up 27.6 percent as compared to the same period last year.

Meanwhile, the number of domestic tourists to Hanoi was 829,000, rising 0.9 percent year-on-year. In the January-September period, Hanoi served about 7.37 million domestic visitors, up 4.2 percent compared to the corresponding period of 2016.

Earnings from accommodation, food and travel services in September reached 5.28 trillion VND (232.32 million USD), increasing 12.1 percent year-on-year. Since the start of the year, the total revenue hit 45.32 trillion VND (1.99 billion USD), up 9.6 percent compared to last year.

Over the years, Hanoi has been chosen among most attractive destinations in Asia and the world by the prestigious travel magazines and websites, including TripAdvisor.-VNA

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