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Hanoi tourism portal introduced

Released at: 14:56, 15/08/2018

Hanoi tourism portal introduced

Photo: tourism.hanoi.gov.vn

All important information for a visit to Vietnam's capital provided in one place.

by Le Diem

A new bilingual Vietnamese and English portal has been launched by the Hanoi Department of Tourism, at http://tourism.hanoi.gov.vn.

Visitors can find a host of information about Hanoi, including on culture, heritage, craft villages, cuisine, shopping, and entertainment, as well as hotels, restaurants, domestic and international tour operators, tour guides, and transport companies. It also provides information on tourist support centers and immigration and customs procedures, and updated travel news and events in the city.

The move is part of the department’s efforts to build Hanoi into a safe, friendly and civilized tourist destination.

The capital’s central district of Hoan Kiem also launched a tourism website on May 20 at hoankiem360.vn, hoankiem360.com, hoankiem360.com.vn, and hoankiem.net.vn, aimed at promoting its potential and attracting more tourists to the center of Vietnam’s capital. The mobile app is compatible with smartphones using iOs, Android, Windows Phone and Web Brower platforms, and through 360-degree panoramic images allows interaction and life-like experiences amid landscapes, historical relics, tourist destinations, and other services, shown on Google Map or on lists. Visitors can therefore explore famous places in the district, book hotel rooms and tours, and buy goods online.

Earlier, Hanoi and the US TV network CNN signed a deal worth $2 million from 2017 to 2018 to promote the city’s tourism.

Hanoi was named among the world’s Top 10 most-intriguing travel destinations this year by the online marketplace and hospitality service Airbnb and was among the world’s Top 13 destinations for international travelers in March based on a poll by readers of the US-based Business Insider magazine. 

Hanoi has been welcoming an increasing number of holidaymakers. In 2017, international tourist arrivals were estimated at 4.95 million, up 23 per cent from the previous year. The number included 3.53 million accommodated visitors, a year-on-year increase of 22 per cent.

In the first half of this year, the capital welcomed more than 3 million foreign arrivals, including more than 2.2 million accommodated tourists, up 26 per cent and 27 per cent, respectively, year-on-year.

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