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More Vietnamese travel to Japan
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,19:38 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The number of Vietnamese travelers to Japan has soared strongly, with an estimated 300,000 arrivals in all of 2017, up a staggering 30% year-on-year, the Japanese consul general in HCMC said yesterday.
Tet revelers can enjoy virtual reality photography on Flower Street
Thursday,  Dec 14,2017,18:04 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Revelers will have the opportunity to experience new imaging technology including virtual reality photography on Nguyen Hue Flower Street in the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet.
Can Tho sees tourist arrivals up but few stay
Monday,  Dec 11,2017,18:08 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – Though tourist arrivals in Can Tho City are rising strongly, the number of tourists staying in this Mekong Delta city is small due to a lack of attractive products for tourists, said a local tourism official.
Vietnam’s VAT refund policy unappealing to int’l tourists
Thursday,  Dec 7,2017,23:22 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Last year saw 5.2 million international tourists coming to HCMC but only 5,000 of them claimed value added tax (VAT) refunds.
Travel firms propose transit visas for Chinese tourists
Wednesday,  Dec 6,2017,23:50 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Tour operators have proposed immigration authorities issue visas for Chinese tourists in transit at international airports and seaports in HCMC and Hanoi to attract more tourists from the northern neighbor.
New cruise ship visits BR-VT
Wednesday,  Dec 6,2017,23:46 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The cruise ship World Dream of Genting Hong Kong’s Dream Cruises with 3,600 tourists and crew members on board arrived at Tan Cang-Cai Mep International Terminal in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province (BR-VT) on December 5.
Vietnam border overwhelmed by surging Chinese tourist arrivals
Monday,  Dec 4,2017,18:45 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Thousands of Chinese tourists flocked to the Mong Cai border gate, the main entry point for Chinese tourists to the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh, on December 1, Thanh Nien newspaper reports.
More countries added to pilot e-visa program
Monday,  Dec 4,2017,17:05 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Government has added six more countries to a pilot e-visa issuance program, according to Resolution 124/NQ-CP which took effect last Friday.
Koreans, Chinese make up half of foreign tourists to Vietnam
Saturday,  Dec 2,2017,01:32 (GMT+7)
HCMC – China and South Korea remained the two largest source markets for Vietnam’s tourism with 348,000 and 224,000 visitors this month, taking their total to over 5.72 million in January-November, half of all international arrivals in Vietnam.
HCMC should build more boat stops for waterway tourism
Wednesday,  Nov 29,2017,22:24 (GMT+7)
HCMC – HCMC should build more boat stops to develop river tours into a major tourism product of the city to attract more travel enterprises to invest in the sector, heard a seminar on waterway tourism in HCMC on November 28.
Only local people allowed to offer homestay service in Hoi An
Tuesday,  Nov 28,2017,23:09 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Authorities of Hoi An Town have issued a new regulation permitting permanent residents without foreign spouses to provide homestay service for tourists.
First waterbus route to be launched at weekend
Wednesday,  Nov 22,2017,23:30 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Waterbus Line No. 1 connecting District 1 and Thu Duc District in HCMC will be officially put into service this Saturday, offering free transportation in the first ten days.
Travel firms want visa procedures simplified
Tuesday,  Nov 21,2017,23:56 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Government should simplify the visa procedures for international tourists by issuing visas on arrival or e-visas to make the country more attractive to foreign guests, according to local travel firms.
Hokkaido-HCMC direct flights expected next year
Monday,  Nov 20,2017,18:11 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Japan’s Hokkaido Prefecture is planning to launch direct air service to HCMC next year to promote tourism and trade cooperation between the two places.
Companies pledge VND40 billion for local tourism publicity
Friday,  Nov 17,2017,13:56 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Eight major tourism companies have pledged VND40 billion (US$1.7 million) to carry out promotion and advertising campaigns for the tourism sector.
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