Hanoi is aiming to welcome 15 million domestic tourists and 2.8 million international visitors during 2014.
To fulfill the target—more than 10% higher than 2013 arrivals - the capital city will expand tourism promotion in emerging markets including the Republic of Korea, China, Japan, Poland, Germany, and France.
Hanoi has already planned a Hanoi Craft Village Tourism Festival, Vietnam-Hanoi International Tourism Fair, and new varieties of heritage and resort tours in an effort to stimulate visitor demand.
Hanoi, one of Asia’s most popular destinations, wants the tourism sector to function as an economic vanguard.
It aims to welcome 3.2 million foreign arrivals and 20 million local tourists by 2020.
Tourism revenue is expected to exceed VND43,000 billion by 2020.