HCMC – More than 105,000 tourists traveled to the capital city of Hanoi during the lunar New Year holiday from January 31 to February 6, according to the municipal tourism authority.
The figure is significantly meaningful given the Covid-19 situation remaining complicated, opening up opportunities for the recovery and development of the city’s tourism sector.
However, Hanoi has recorded an average of over 2,500 Covid cases daily, resulting in a low number of tourists staying in the city. Room occupancy rates at local one- to five-star lodging facilities reached an estimated 22.4%, up over 6 points against the same period last year.
During this Tet, historical and cultural relics in Hanoi remained shut to visitors. Besides this, to ensure Covid safety, the city suspended a host of traditional festivals during the holiday.
Meanwhile, many tourist attractions, museums, parks in the city resumed operations, such as the Tan Da Spa Resort, the Hanoi Zoo, to serve tourists, who were mostly local residents and those coming from the neighboring provinces such as Ha Nam, Thai Binh, Vinh Phuc, and Bac Giang.
Data of some museums, parks, ecotourism destinations, and resorts in the city showed that between January 31 and February 4, the Ba Vi National Park served 13,000 tourist arrivals, the Hanoi Zoo welcomed 28,000 visitors, the Bao Son Paradise Park recorded around 15,000 arrivals.
Dang Huong Giang, director of the city’s Tourism Department, said inspection teams of the department during the holiday had visited tourist attractions and public places in the city to monitor the compliance with anti-Covid measures.