Hanoi seizes opportunity of SEA Games to boost tourism | Travel

Visitors to the Royal Citadel of Thang Long (photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi will take full advantage of the opportunity to host the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA) in May to attract tourists to the city, according to the Municipal Tourism Authority.

To anticipate this event, Hanoi has prepared many activities, emphasizing its typical tourist product and promoting the image of a friendly and attractive capital.

Director of the Municipal Tourism Authority, Dang Huong Giang, said he had built and selected several typical tours and programs to visit famous landscapes and taste unique cuisine of the capital to present to international sports delegations, athletes and journalists. these visits are built and adapted to the needs of visitors.

A series of events are planned in late April and May, such as the Hanoi Tourism Gift Festival (April 29 to May 1), the Hanoi Tourism Festival (May 13-15), Hanoi Festival of gastronomic and artisanal tourism (from May 18 to 22).

Hanoi takes opportunity of SEA Games to boost tourism hinh anh 2Visiting the tourist site of Hoa Lo prison (Photo: VNA)

Through these events, the city will introduce Southeast Asian athletes and their fans, as well as international journalists and visitors, to Hanoi’s culture, economic potential, tourism and friendly relations.

to welcome WED Games 31 guests, the Municipal Tourism Authority organized three training courses targeting accommodation staff and those involved in community tourism.

To date, the Department of Culture and Sports has produced eight short films featuring the city’s culture, gastronomy and craft villages, which will be screened in tourist accommodation.

Hanoi aims to welcome around 3.2 million tourists in the second quarter of this year, including 150,000 to 200,000 foreigners./.