Travel firm in HCMC charged with fraud

HCMC police have pressed charges against Golux Advertising Services and Trading Co., Ltd, for allegedly swindling more than 60 tourists of VND4.6 billion.

Travel firm in HCMC charged with fraud

Cheated tourists gather in front of the headquarters of Golux Advertising Services and Trading Co., Ltd, which has been charged with swindling more than 60 tourists of VND4.6 billion

Last year, more than 60 tourists complained that Golux, headquartered at 85 Nguven Huu Cau Street in District 1, had taken their money but did not organize the purchased tours.

According to HCMC police, Vo Anh Kiet had posed as Huynh Nguyen Truong Duy, director of Golux, to set up a website to introduce international tours. He had also advertised his company’s tours on Facebook and YouTube.

 

Investigators from the HCMC Department of Tourism confirmed that Golux was not licensed to arrange outbound tours.

The department had fined the company VND45 million for illegally offering outbound tours and suspended its operations until it obtained the necessary license. However, Golux continued selling tours and swindling dozens of victims.

In addition, the company’s website, Golux.vn, remains accessible, even though investigators from the municipal Department of Tourism had earlier asked the Department of Information and Communications to shut down the website. SGT

 
 

Other News

.
Vietnam nominated in 11 categories at World Travel Awards 2020
Vietnam nominated in 11 categories at World Travel Awards 2020
TRAVELicon  22/07/2020 

Vietnam has made the shortlist in 11 categories at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2020.

Hanoi airport to stop public announcements to reduce noise
Hanoi airport to stop public announcements to reduce noise
TRAVELicon  21/07/2020 

Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport will stop making flight announcements via loudspeakers in a bid to reduce noise.

Crowds in Sa Pa thrilled by local horse race
Crowds in Sa Pa thrilled by local horse race
TRAVELicon  22/07/2020 

The third version of the Fansipan horse race has got underway in the resort town of Sa Pa in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, with a large number of local people and tourists in attendance to enjoy the exciting event.

Unmissable fishing villages on Phu Quoc island
Unmissable fishing villages on Phu Quoc island
TRAVELicon  21/07/2020 

Based on Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province, several fishing villages such as Ham Ninh, Rach Vem, Cua Can, and Ganh Dau sit among pristine beauty with a quiet atmosphere, allowing guests to discover the life of local fishermen.

Vietnamese food: Millet rice crackers
Vietnamese food: Millet rice crackers
TRAVELicon  22/07/2020 

Have you ever heard of rice millet crackers? For many Vietnamese people, they are a culinary specialty that retains many flavours of the past.

HCM City launches medical tourism website
HCM City launches medical tourism website
TRAVELicon  21/07/2020 

The HCM City Department of Tourism in coordination with the Department of Health has launched a new website on medical tourism, the first of its kind in the country.

Phu Yen-style chicken rice
Phu Yen-style chicken rice
TRAVELicon  21/07/2020 

Although chicken rice in the central province of Phu Yen is not as popular as its versions in Hoi An City and Quang Nam Province, the dish is worth a try because its flavor may be unforgettable for diners.

Hue at night offers unforgettable experience for travelers
Hue at night offers unforgettable experience for travelers
TRAVELicon  20/07/2020 

Hue city in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue is home to a mystical and charming beauty that is even more vibrant at night, so let’s discover some of the exciting sights visitors can enjoy.

Russian tourists emerge as topmost spenders in Vietnam
Russian tourists emerge as topmost spenders in Vietnam
TRAVELicon  20/07/2020 

Russian tourists were the top spenders in Vietnam last year, with the average Russian spending over US$1,830 on his/her trip, according to the 2019 Vietnam Tourism Report published recently by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Leading nightlife pedestrian streets nationwide
Leading nightlife pedestrian streets nationwide
TRAVELicon  20/07/2020 

Bui Vien and Nguyen Hue streets located in HCM City and pedestrian streets around Ho Guom in Hanoi are popular suggestion for tourists to enjoy the country’s nightlife and take part in a full range of entertainment activities.

Mu Cang Chai appears picturesque through lens of foreign photographers
Mu Cang Chai appears picturesque through lens of foreign photographers
TRAVELicon  20/07/2020 

The terraced fields of Mu Cang Chai district in Yen Bai Province serve as great inspiration for local photographers whilst also winning the hearts of many foreigners, so let’s take a closer look at photos taken by travelers to the region.

Vietnam bags more tourism awards at ASEAN Tourism Forum
Vietnam bags more tourism awards at ASEAN Tourism Forum
TRAVELicon  19/07/2020 

The Sa Vi Border Information Centre in Mong Cai city, the northern province of Quang Ninh, received the ASEAN Best Sustainable Urban Tourism Product Award at a ceremony on July 18.

Domestic flight frequency adjusted to reduce congestion at airports
Domestic flight frequency adjusted to reduce congestion at airports
TRAVELicon  18/07/2020 

Carriers have adjusted their flight frequency to reduce congestion at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat international airports that have both closed off a runway for major repairs.

Cham ethnic people’s signature pottery products
Cham ethnic people’s signature pottery products
TRAVELicon  18/07/2020 

Bau Truc pottery village in Ninh Thuan province is highly recommended by many travel guides. Here Cham ethnic people produce exotic pottery items.

Travelers to enjoy huge discounts for Hoi An visit
Travelers to enjoy huge discounts for Hoi An visit
TRAVELicon  18/07/2020 

Holidaymakers looking to travel to Hoi An will be able to receive a special promotion of 50% at several tourist sites from August 1 to October 31.

Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province
Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province
TRAVELicon  17/07/2020 

Thai Vi temple is located in a big valley of Van Lam hamlet, Ninh Hai Commune. The Van Lam villagers had built Thai Vi temple to remember the Kings of Tran Dynasty for the establishment of Vu Lam Royal step-over in 1258 after the kings passed away.

Ta Phin monastery another magical beauty of Sa Pa
Ta Phin monastery another magical beauty of Sa Pa
TRAVELicon  18/07/2020 

Travelling to Sa Pa Town in Lao Cai Province is always a journey of interesting experiences and Ta Phin monastery is becoming a popular spot near the town.

Vietnam working with foreign authorities to restore air links
Vietnam working with foreign authorities to restore air links
TRAVELicon  17/07/2020 

Under the direction of the Prime Minister, ministries and agencies are actively working with foreign counterparts on the restoration of air transport links between Vietnam and a number of countries and territories, 

Development won't hurt Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, says former official
Development won't hurt Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, says former official
TRAVELicon  17/07/2020 

PhD Le Duc Tuan, former Secretary of the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, talks about the potential development of the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve into a tourism hub.

Vietnam's tourism requires co-operation from all stakeholders to recover
Vietnam's tourism requires co-operation from all stakeholders to recover
TRAVELicon  16/07/2020 

Localities and all links in the tourism value chain need to join hands to boost domestic tourism, which is now a priority for the struggling industry’s recovery post-pandemic, tourism experts have said.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN