Hanoi tops list of cheapest tourist cities


Hanoi, June 18 (VNA) – Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, has topped the list of cheapest global tourist destinations in 2012 summertime, according to the Trip Index recently announced by the world’s largest travel website ‘TripAdvisor.’

The rating is based on the average cost of one night’s accommodation for two at a four-star hotel, inclusive of dinner and return taxi fares over a 3.2 kilometre route. The other cities from Asia are Beijing in China , which came second, closely followed by Bangkok in Thailand and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia .

Cities in Europe have once again come out as the most expensive destinations to visit. The most expensive is London in the UK , followed by Oslo in Norway , Zurich in Switzerland , Paris in France and Stockholm in Sweden The results were from a survey of US cities, which receive the largest number of international visitors during the period from June 1 to August 31.