Ha Noi welcomes over 8 million visitors in first half of 2012
The capital city also saw 7.3 million domestic tourists arrive during the first half of the year, an increase of 24 per cent, compared to the same period last year.
Visitors to Ha Noi came from over 160 territories and countries including western Europe, North East Asia, Australia and North America amongst others.
Ha Noi would strive to attract about 2.5 million international and 14 million domestic visitors by 2015, which could earn the capital about US$2.1 billion, added the department.
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