An area to feature Hanoi cuisine will be set up at Children's Palace at 36 Ly Thai To Street, introducing signature dishes like pho noodle soup, Vietnamese sandwich or banh mi, green rice cakes, Vietnamese tea, egg coffee and West Lake lotus tea.
Visitors can also get to talk to leading culinary experts about Hanoi cuisine.
Dang Huong Giang, director of the Hanoi Tourism Department, said that this year's festival would introduce many new tourism products like a night tour of Thang Long Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO heritage site in Hanoi; a nocturnal tour at Hoa Lo prison, a city tour of Hanoi at night, or agricultural activities at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
During the festival, a conference will be held on the afternoon of April 16 with thousands of tours and new tourism products enjoying discounts of 15 to 35 percent along with vouchers and gifts.
Enterprises and reporters from other localities will also get to participate in survey tours of tourism products and services in Hanoi on April 17 and 18.