Tourists visit One-pillar Pagoda (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The capital city of Hanoi is taking the initiative to maintain its top position in Vietnam in attracting foreign tourists, with all indexes related to tourism rising compared with last year’s corresponding figure. The municipal Department of Tourism said on September 11 the city welcomed an estimated nearly 20 million tourist arrivals in the first nine months of this year, or a year-on-year rise of 9.2 percent. Of the total, foreign visitors are estimated at 4.3 million, up 20 percent year-on-year, and accounting for nearly 40 percent of the total number of foreign tourists to Vietnam. Foreign tourists to Hanoi come from nearly 190 nations and territories, with China, the Republic of Korea and Japan continuing to top the list. Tourist attractions in the capital city include the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, the Huong Son relic site, the Temple of Literature and the Culture-Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic … [Read more...] about Hanoi expects to serve nearly 20 million tourists during Jan-Sep
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The Hanoitimes - Beautiful colonial buildings, tasty local cuisine, the vibrant Ols Quarter and a buzzing nightlife, there are a lot of things in Hanoi that won’t disappoint you. Hostels Worldwide, the largest online hostel-booking platform sparking social experiences around the world, has picked 11 things you have to try in Hanoi, the city with more than 1,000 years old of history. The Train Street in Hanoi. According to Hostels Worldwide, one of the must-try thing in Hanoi is to explore the Old Quarter. “During the day you will find yourself accidentally shopping at the plethora of stalls, as their goods overflow into the pavements. At night the city comes alive with lanterns lighting up the sky above the now pedestrian only roads, the crowds gathering on the streets to enjoy a cold drink and freshly made meal,” Hostels Worldwide wrote. In addition, Hostels Worldwide expects also picked Vietnamese Women’s Museum is one of the best destination … [Read more...] about Hostels Worldwide lists 11 must-thing to do in Hanoi
Hanoi’s Department of Tourism and the Vietnam-Hanoi Tourism Joint Stock Company have inaugurated a second Tourist Information and Support Centre. The centre at 2 Le Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District is located near many the city’s historical and cultural sites. Hanoi opens second tourist information centre The centre will provide information about tourist sites, restaurants, transportation, hotels, and entertainment in Hanoi. Maps and tourist publications are provided free of charge. Tourists can also get support in booking tours, air, train and car tickets as well as phone cards. It will also receive opinions about tourism services to contribute to the development of the city’s tourism sector. The centre will offer four free walking tours to discover the Old Quarter and the space around Hoan Kiem Lake for 1.5-2 hours. Visitors will be taken to visit pagodas and temples as well as traditional handicraft streets. Many young people who are from students at … [Read more...] about Hanoi opens second tourist information centre
The Co To Island wore a deserted look last weekend. The normal crowd of holiday goers, which swells up to between 10,000 and 15,000 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, had dwindled to just 5,000 or so. Most tourists had postponed their tours and cancelled their bookings after hearing that the northern island, which is not far from Ha Long Bay, would have no electricity until the end of the month. The Quang Ninh Power Company announced on Monday that repair work on electrical submarine cable would last until the end of the month. Between 30 to 40 percent of June bookings have been cancelled or re-scheduled, said Vu Thanh Minh, owner of the Coto Eco Lodge, a homestay service. Most cancellations were by groups with small children or elderly people. At the Duy Hoang hostel, bookings for 15 rooms have been re-scheduled to July. “In some hostels and homestays, all customers completely cancelled their bookings when they heard of the power cut,” said Nguyen Van Cuong, who runs a … [Read more...] about Power cut prompts tourists to cancel Co To Island visit
After the launch of Vietnam’s first QR code store in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi is also planning to pilot similar stores in 2018, aiming to boost the development of e-commerce in the capital. However, with only five million Vietnamese people using QR codes to pay, it remains a question whether these new stores will become popular in Hanoi. A vending machine at Hoan Kiem Lake The information that Hanoi will pilot QR code stores raised hopes that these stores will be more user-friendly than current vending machines or other convenience stores. Lien (Cau Giay district) said, “It is necessary to open QR code stores in Hanoi, because payment via QR code is easier than other forms. For example, with payment via QR code, I never need to worry about how much cash I have on me or if the change is correct." Nguyen Hau (a tourist in Hanoi) told VIR, “Young people like us value convenience and quick service above all, so I think applying QR code in convenience stores is a good … [Read more...] about Will QR code stores become the new craze in Hanoi?