Hanoi sees improved tourist numbers
  • |, NLD | February 18, 2020 06:25 AM
More tourists have returned to Hanoi despite the on-going coronavirus fears, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

The department reported that the city’s tourism number was now 60-70% of that before the coronavirus outbreak.


Tourists in Hanoi

Since the epidemic outbreak, Hanoi has witnessed a considerable fall in Chinese visitors. However, those from other markets such as Japan and India have still increased.

Many tourism firms such as Hanoitourist, Vietrantour and Hanoi Redtour have boosted ways to attract tourists from European, American and Australian markets.

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre’s managing director Chu Luong said despite the fall in Chinese visitors the theatre had still seen the usual numbers of European and American bookings. Many performances had sold out.

Nguyen Viet Hung, deputy director of Yen Vien Bus Company which operates Hanoi City Tour service, said that the number of tourists using the service had been on the rise over recent days. The company also provided masks free of charge for passengers.

More travellers have visited other Hanoi tourist attractions such as the Temple of Literature, Thang Long Imperial Citadel and Hoa Lo Prison.

Director of Hanoi Department of Tourism Tran Duc Hai said with fears of the epidemic, safety must be top priority. Local tourist sites have been requested to tighten control over sterilisation to ensure visitor safety.

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