Ho Chi Minh City has about 5,000 tour guides and the country nearly 27,000, including international, domestic, and on-site guides. The simplification of administrative procedures to help workers access the unemployment support package is necessary, as the tourism workforce contributes greatly to the city’s economic development. … [Read more...] about Tour guides forced out of work by COVID-19
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A spectator wearing a protective mask and a cap reading "Tour de France" watches the French Elite men time trial championship in Grand Champ, western France on August 21, 2020. Remi Cavagna won ahead of Benjamin Thomas and Bruno Armirail.(photo: Damien MEYER / AFP) Delayed by over two months because of the virus, political will and organisational savvy saw the Tour cling on as the Tokyo Olympics and football's Euros fell by the wayside. … [Read more...] about Tour de France ready to roll in time of COVID
On the new service, tourists will depart from Tràng An wharf, paddling along the water through the picturesque mountain scapes. After passing historical places along the voyage like Vũ Lâm Palace or Thủy Đình (pavilion on water), the tourists will row back to their starting point. The total length of the round trip is about 3km. … [Read more...] about Kayak tours on offer at Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex
Noted for the sacred Ba Den (Black Lady) Mountain and the headquarters of the Cao Dai religion, the southeastern province of Tay Ninh has transformed from a once-fierce battleground to an alluring tourist destination awaiting pilgrims and lovers of culture and nature. … [Read more...] about Tay Ninh’s historical and cultural riches waiting to be explored
It should be noted that ripping off tourists is not something exclusive to Vietnam. However the country’s tourism industry needs to learn from this ‘scam-free tourism’ model, so that the busy season for traveling will no longer be associated with the busiest time for stories about tourist scams. … [Read more...] about Will Vietnam ever be a ‘scam-free’ tourist destination?