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More VAT refund counters for foreign visitors opened

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Government has approved more international airports and seaports to open counters from on July 1 for value-added tax (VAT) refunds for the goods foreign visitors purchase in Vietnam

VN’s economy shows impetus in first half

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam continued seeing signs of economic recovery with a Gross Domestic Product growth in the first half of this year reaching 5.18 % despite a number of difficulties and challenges.

Ministry discourages discrimination against Chinese tourists

 VietNamNet Bridge – A number of solutions have been proposed to help Viet Nam's tourism sector overcome the problem of falling foreign tourist arrivals, including from China, following the East Sea tensions.

Vietnam actively promotes tourism in 2014

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has planned a series of activities at home and abroad to promote Vietnamese tourism in 2014.

HCM City to have Tourism Department

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved Ho Chi Minh City’s plan to set up an agency responsible for management of tourism in the city.

Hanoi authorities help British passengers retrieve money from fake taxi

 VietNamNet Bridge - With a distance of about 3km, a female taxi driver who faked a Ha Anh Taxi charged two British tourists up to $50. The tourists took pictures of the taxi and sent them to the authorities.

VN expects to receive 8 million foreign visitors

 VietNamNet Bridge – According to the National Administration of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the tourism sector plans to receive 8 million international tourists, serve 37.5 million domestic tourists

Tet tour options abound

 VietNamNet Bridge – Local and foreign visitors have a variety of domestic tour options during the Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet.

MobiFone offers new package to foreign tourists

 VietNamNet Bridge – MobiFone, a subsidiary of Vietnam's largest telecom service provider Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group, has launched a pre-paid Happy Tourist package exclusively designed for foreign visitors to Vietnam.

Foreigners welcome the New Year in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge - Wishing to have a strange experience or just accidentally welcome the New Year in Vietnam, many foreign visitors were surprised by the bustling atmosphere in Hanoi.

Myriad activities to be held during Da Lat tourism week

 VietNamNet Bridge – A series of activities will be held during the long-awaited culture and tourism week in Da Lat City of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, from December 27-31.

Museums learn to think outside the box

VietNamNet Bridge – The War Remnants Museum is filled with the fragrance of grass and rice, punctuated by the lingering smoke of cooking fires. Foreign visitors watch on as old women - one time guerrilla fighters - cook the rice

Danang stages road shows to woo regional airlines

 VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities of the central coastal city of Danang now are busy launching road shows abroad to woo airlines to open services linking Danang with regional destinations to as to attract more tourists, said a local tourism official.

Ninh Thuan provides sun and surprises in southern Viet Nam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Get up early, head to the beach, walk along the coast, swim, watch the sunrise and talk to the locals.

PM orders police patrols for tourists

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered the Ministry of Public Security to set up police patrol teams in urban centres and tourism destinations around the country to protect tourists from robbers and hawkers.

Foreigners in VN on the agenda

Viet Nam is a safe and friendly destination for foreign visitors amid increasingly complex global issues such as the rise in international terrorism or religious and ethnic disputes, thanks to the country's proactive policies towards foreigners,

Tourist visa exemptions necessary

VietNamNet Bridge – Tourism experts have proposed that the government continue offering unilateral tourist visa exemptions for travellers from major markets to attract more visitors and generate revenue.

“I was also cheated by taxi drivers,” says tourism official

"I myself was repeatedly cheated by taxi drivers. I was overcharged three times higher than the normal price," said the Deputy Director General of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Couple arrested for charity scam against foreign visitors

Seeing several foreigners walking on the street, a young man stopped his motorcycle to drop the woman who sat behind him. The woman approached the foreign visitors to show them her card and asked them to donate money for charity.

Filipino couple sentenced for fraud

VietNamNet Bridge – A Filipino couple has been put on trial for fraud at the Hanoi People’s Court. Their victims were foreign visitors to Vietnam.