Vietnam should extend visa exemption policies for foreign tourists to encourage more visitors to return. Viet Nam needs to extend further visa exemption policy for foreign tourists for attracting more foreign visitors coming back. — Photo baokhanhhoa.vn Tu Quy Thanh, General Director of the Federal Travel Company, said right now foreign tourists who receive visa exemptions are allowed to stay here for only 15 days, less than the average time they often want to stay. He says the visa exemption policy would need to be applied for up to 30 days like other countries because many tourists travel from the west, and 15 days is not long enough to stay here. According to tourism companies the visa policy should be reformed to create better conditions for tourists. Pham Ha, founder and chief executive officer of the Luxury Travel Company, said tourists staying longer would spend more and boost the economy. He believed the State should increase the amount of time they are allowed to … [Read more...] about Vietnam needs to extend further visa exemption policy for tourists
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The revenue generated from inbound tourism has not been commensurate to the tourism potential. At a symposium of the second Vietnam Travel and Tourism Summit 2019 held in Hanoi on Monday, many experts and business executives in the field listed some reasons why foreign tourists are not opening their wallets in Vietnam. According to Deputy Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Ngo Hoai Chung, the sector has witnessed a rapid growth in the number of international holidaymakers, however, they spend less in Vietnam compared to other Southeast Asian countries due to the shortage of tourism products and services. Tourism services are not diversified and attractive enough to meet the demand for entertainment, shopping and experience of international visitors. Other issues relating to the environment, human resources, application of information technology and infrastructure at tourist sites were also mentioned as the reasons preventing the tourism industry from generating … [Read more...] about Why foreign tourists hesitate to spend big in Vietnam?
The tourism department of Ninh Binh Province, home to the complex, said early this week that UNESCO has issued a warning. The complex can allow a maximum of 3.5 million visitors a year, according to UNESCO's heritage management plan, but the number was 7.4 million this year. Given the National Tourism Year to be celebrated in Ninh Binh with a series of cultural events next year, the number of people visiting the UNESCO heritage site is likely to be even higher. The Trang An limestone complex is famous for boat tours of caves and attracts millions of visitors every year. Photo by Shutterstock/Anh Tran. However, local tourism officials dismissed the fears saying visitors mainly sit on boats for cave tours, and there are not many entertainment or eating options, which would affect the heritage site. They claimed the tourist overload only happens during the Lunar New Year festival, or Tet, the biggest and most important holiday in Vietnam, while some tourist sites of the complex … [Read more...] about World heritage site receives UNESCO warning over tourist overload
Son Doong Cave in the central province of Quang Binh opened to tourists in 2013 and has become a top adventure destination in Vietnam. (Photo: VNA) Quang Binh (VNA) - Oxalis Adventure Tours has been granted exclusive rights to accompany adventure seekers to Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, located in central Vietnam, for up to 10 years. Oxalis is the only private company licensed to explore Son Doong. Quang Binh province’s authorities approved tours from now till 2030. Earlier, the licence was only given annually. The province requires the tour operator to achieve economic efficiency and ensure tourist safety while promoting Son Doong, a fast-emerging tourist destination. Due to limited space, registration for Son Doong tours must be made well in advance. According to Oxalis, 570 slots are available for 2020. A four-day expedition costs 3,000 USD. Quang Binh authorities recently increased the number of tourists allowed to visit … [Read more...] about Private company granted exclusive rights to Son Doong tours
The new aircraft bears the official logo for the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and France. Speaking at the ceremony, Vietjet’s Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh said, “It is our great honor to have our aircraft emblazoned with the official logo for the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam-France diplomatic relations. This is a meaningful tribute that acknowledges Vietjet’s continual efforts to introduce a vivid image of an innovative and integrated Vietnam to the international community. Standing high from profoundly comprehensive collaborations among Vietjet and French partners, we would contribute more to the development of economic, cultural, and trade cooperation between Vietnam and France.” The hand-over taking place in the presence of His Excellency Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, who was on an official visit to France, and leaders from the two countries The newly added A321 … [Read more...] about Latest A321 added to Vietjet’s modern fleet