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Halong City takes action against scam travel agencies

By Minh Anh

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HCMC – Halong City has called on the competent authorities in Quang Ninh Province to launch an investigation into individuals or groups using social media platforms to deceive travelers and tarnish the tourism image of Halong City.

There has been an alarming rise in the number of scam groups and websites posing as travel agencies, offering fraudulent tickets and trips, with the intention of swindling money from individuals planning to visit Halong City.

Nguyen Ngoc Son, vice chairman of the People’s Committee of Halong City, told Vietnam News Agency that the city has urged its public security forces to promptly investigate and take appropriate action against these fraudulent activities, including imposing criminal penalties on offenders.

To combat these scams, travel firms are strongly advised to provide accurate information on their social media platforms and maintain transparency in their dealings with customers. This will help potential travelers identify legitimate agencies and avoid falling victim to fraudulent schemes.

The city of Halong is committed to protecting the interests of tourists and upholding its reputation as a premier travel destination. The authorities are taking these measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors to Halong City.

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