Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018

Hanoi’s 10 tourism titles honored by international media in 2017

Updated at Friday, 05 Jan 2018, 07:20
The Hanoitimes - 2017 is considered a successful year for Hanoi tourism sector, Vietnam’s capital honored by many travel website and international newspaper.
Airbnb: Hanoi – one of two Vietnamese cities among world’s top destinations in 2018
Hanoi Old Quarter.
Hanoi Old Quarter
New Airbnb data released earlier this month put two major cities of Vietnam – Hanoi, and Da Nang – among the world’s top 10 intriguing travel destinations in 2018. Based on booking data in the first half of 2018, Airbnb announced a list of the world’s top 10 destinations for the coming year, in which Danang ranks fifth in booking surges of up to 255 percent against the same period this year while Hanoi comes 9th in the list, with a 212 percent year-on-year increase.
In the annual Top City Destinations Ranking report issued early last month at the World Travel Market event in London, Hanoi, the 1,000-year-old city, ranks 52nd among the world’s 100 leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals as this year it looks to welcome 4.3 million foreign travelers, up 7.5 percent.
Pinterest ranked Hanoi as the third of dream destination in the world
Pinterest is a web and mobile application company that operates a software system designed to discover information on the World Wide Web, mainly using images and on a shorter scale, GIFs and videos. The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp.
On 2017 December, Pinterest has announced 20 dream destination in the world, in which, Pinterest ranked Hanoi as the third of dream destination.
Caterwings: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on the top 100 list for global gourmets

Hanoi Cuisine.
Hanoi Cuisine
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s two biggest metropolises, have recently been named among the world’s 100 best food destinations voted by 20,000 food journalists and restaurant critics in a survey conducted by Caterwings, the U.K-based site that offers online food ordering services in Europe.
This is not the first time the country’s two fastest-growing cities have earned plaudits from global culinary experts and food-lovers as Hanoi gained the second spot after Tokyo in a list of the world’s 17 greatest cities for cuisine released by The Telegraph in February this year.
Mastercard Global Services: Hanoi among world’s top 10 fastest growing tourism cities
According to the MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index 2017, Hanoi has been ranked 7th on a new list of the world’s fastest-growing tourism cities, with a 16.4 percent average annual growth rate in the 2009 - 2016 period.
Savills: Hanoi – one of the city have a highest of increase in hotel prices
The EU visa exemption policy has had a huge impact on Ha Noi room rates. The capital city had the highest regional growth rate of 50 percent. Singapore rates were up by 11.6%, Manila by 8.9% and Kuala Lumpur by 7.4 percent.
Outstanding performance in Viet Nam hotel markets continued, influenced by increasing numbers of China, Russia and South Korea inbounds. Hospitality development is booming as domestic and international developers move to secure, or improve their positions.
Hanoi ranked sixth on the list "Lead the trend of destination for tourism" with a 26 percent increase in Airbnb booking.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city by population. The population in 2015 was estimated at 7.7 million people. October 2010 officially marked 1,000 years since the establishment of the city. The Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural is a 4 km ceramic mosaic mural created to mark the occasion.
Telegraph: Hanoi – one of the world's 18 greatest cities for food
Rivalling the more international Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi’s compact old centre is arguably the better place to sample the balance of salt, sweet, sour and spice in Vietnamese cuisine. Eat like a local and take to the streets for freshly prepared dishes such as Pho tiu noodles with a sweet and sour soup, pork and fish sause; banh mi, a baguette filled with pate, cucumber, herbs, crispy onion and chilli; and com tam, broken rice with grilled pork, pork skin, egg and fish sauce. Finish with traditional egg coffee – or ca phe trung – a blend of coffee and egg whites, folded with sugar, drunk hot or cold.
Discovery ranked Hanoi on top 10 the attractive destination in the world
According to Discovery, Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and in Hanoi have many attractive destinations including Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda…
CNN ranked Hanoi on top 15 places to celebrate Lunar New Year

Hanoi in Lunar New Year.
Hanoi in Lunar New Year

According to CNN, Quang Ba Flower Market, Hanoi, Vietnam is the best place for celebrating Lunar New Year. One essential must-have for Vietnam's Lunar New Year, or Tet, is a bunch of flowers and Hanoi's Quang Ba flower market works at a frenetic pace during the festival.
Shoppers seek out the most eye-catching bouquets (usually peach blossom or ochna integerrima, the bright yellow blossom favored during Tet) amid the whirr and screech of the city's ubiquitous motorcycles, all transporting bright bunches of flowers on their pillions. The sights and sounds mixed with the fragrance of street food make for a heady New Year sensual overload.
TripAdvisor ranked Hanoi hotel among the 10 best hotels in the world
TripAdvisor, Inc. is an American travel and restaurant website company providing hotel and restaurant reviews, accommodation bookings and other travel-related content. It also includes interactive travel forums.
TripAdvisor was an early adopter of user-generated content. The website services are free to users, who provide most of the content, and the website is supported by a hotel booking facility and an advertising business model. Accordingly, Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa ranked as the 8th on the 10 best hotels in the world.
Ho Ha - Mai Nguyen
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