The HCM City Department of Tourism yesterday met with family members of Mr. Oki Toshiyuki, an 83-year-old Japanese tourist who was overcharged VND2.9 million (US$125) for a five-minute trip by a cyclo driver.
The department gave the elderly tourist two pairs of Vietnam Airlines round-trip tickets for Vietnam – Japan flights.
On behalf of the Municipal Department of Tourism, Deputy Director Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa apologized for the incident with the old man and hoped that he still loved and dedicated much love for Vietnam.
The tourism industry and the specialized agencies of Ho Chi Minh City have always been joining hands in building a friendly and safe tourism environment for tourists.
Ms. Le Thuc Anh, who is a family member of Mr. Oki Toshiyuki, said that she was too surprised that the authorities and the tourism service of the city had been soon involved in finding out the cyclo driver.
Thuc Anh's family is very grateful for this, and the driver also sent a letter of apology to Mr. Oki Toshiyuki and expected his family to accept the apology. SGGP
Regarding a driver of pedicab overcharging a Japanese tourist VND2.9 million ($124.6) for five-minute trip back to his hotel in HCM City recently, the driver has been temporarily seized for investigation.