HN handles record number of international visitors
About 1.4 million visitors stayed in the capital city, up 15% over last year. The visitors mainly came from China (309,000), Australia (109,000), Japan (115,000) and the Republic of Korea (53,000).
The capital city also welcomed 11.66 million domestic tourists in 2011, up 10% compared to the previous year.
Tourism promotion and the launching of direct air routes were attributed to the success in the sector.
The city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism is drawing up plans to boost tourism development in craft villages and cultural heritage sites and promote tours to other localities like Lào Cai, Quảng Ninh and Ninh Bình provinces./.