The Hanoi People’s Committee says it plans to promote tourism to reach a target of two million foreign visitors in 2012.
This year, the city will host the International Tourism Fair and a meeting of the Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia (CPTA) to highlight Hanoi ’s potential for tourism and well as images of the city to international friends.
Apart from stepping up tourism promotions in the worlds major markets, the city will also focus on Eastern Europe , Australia and New Zealand .
The city and other cities and provinces across the country have got together to promote and attract more tourists by taking part in activities organised for National Tourism Year 2012. These include the Maritime tourist festival in Ha Long Bay, a fireworks festival in the central city of Da Nang and the International Travel Expo in Ho Chi Minh City .
It is also developing the city’s infrastructure and information networks to supply tourists with the information they need.
The city will encourage enterprises to provide visitors with free information via the world-wide-web, posters, maps and magazines.
These action will not only help the city to attract more tourists but also make it easier for Hanoi ’s tourist industry to develop new products.