Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers about anticipated visa fee reductions, which will lower the price by half for foreign passport holders and overseas Vietnamese. Here are some of their comments. W.A. Arrindell (Willem), Rotterdam, The Netherlands Viet Nam's plan to cut visa fees is a good idea. This will quite likely encourage more visitors to Viet Nam. The question as to whether this cut will also lead to greater investments overall is a complicated matter that involves several microeconomic and macroeconomic factors that are difficult for me to grasp because I am not an economist. However, besides lowering visa fees, Viet Nam should also take into account that experiences and observations made by visitors who are presently in the country could influence the number of foreigners who will likely visit Viet Nam in the next couple of years. I will address only three in this brief contribution: poverty, criminality due to poverty, and hygiene in the food industry and on the … [Read more...] about Visa fee reduction a positive start to attract more visitors to Viet Nam
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Visa exemptions to take effect Foreign tourist numbers start to recover Visas waived for Vietnamese expatriates Tourists say visa waiver too short Call to extend visa-free status for W. Europe Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor. Next week: Viet Nam cuts visa fees. What do you think about that? Visa fees for foreign passport holders and overseas Vietnamese will be lowered by half in an effort to encourage visitors amid recent revenue struggles. Starting November 23, 2015 the single-entry visa will cost US$25 instead of the current $45, whereas the fee for multiple-entry visas with validity of less than three months will go down from $95 to $50. For tourists who enter Viet Nam and continue travelling to Laos and Cambodia, then come back to Viet Nam to return to their home countries within a month, the visa fee is $5 instead of $45 as currently charged. Do you think the visa reduction will encourage tourists … [Read more...] about Do you think the visa reduction will encourage tourists to come to Viet Nam?
(TITC) – According to the General Statistic Office, international visitors to Viet Nam in August estimated 899,738 arrivals, rising 6.3% from the previous month and 34.4% over the same period of 2015. The figure added to the total number of 6,452,373 international arrivals in the first eight months, up 25.4% over the same period last year, including 5,438,933 by air (+28.5%); 98,849 by sea (-15.4%) and 914,591 by road (+14.5%). Remarkable rise was seen from most of markets such as: Hong Kong (+92.8%), China (+57.9%), the Republic of Korea (+37.6%), Thailand (+34.9%), Laos (+26.6%), New Zealand (+26.4%), Russia (+25%), Sweden (+24.3%), Japan (+12.1%). Particularly, the number of visitors from 5 countries enjoying one-year visa extension under the Resolution 56/NQ-CP of the Vietnamese Government from July 1, 2016 has been continuously rising including Italy (+31.8%), Spain (+27.6%), the UK (+22.8%), Germany (+17.7%), and France (+13.4%). In the first eight months, there were … [Read more...] about International visitors to Viet Nam in August keeps growing strongly
In the first eight months of this year, the country is estimated to have received 6.45 million international visitors, a year-on-year increase of 25.4 per cent. — Photo VNA HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Viet Nam will receive nearly 900,000 international visitors this month, a 27.7 per cent increase compared with the same period last year, the Viet Nam General Department of Tourism stated. Of this figure, more than 779,000 visitors, or 86.6 per cent, will travel to the country by air. Meanwhile, a sharp rise in the number of visitors arriving by sea and over land has been seen, with 12,528 visitors and 108,202 visitors, respectively, being recorded – a year-on-year increase of 120.6 per cent and 102.4 per cent. In the first eight months of this year, the country is estimated to have received 6.45 million international visitors, a year-on-year increase of 25.4 per cent. Meanwhile, it is expected to gain 43.1 million domestic visitors during the period. The tourism sector's … [Read more...] about Number of international visitors to Viet Nam increases
The number of international visitors to Viet Nam reached nearly 4.3 million in the first six months of 2014, up more than 21% from last year’s same period. The information was released by the financial and accounting firm Grant Thornton Viet Nam at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on July 2 to announce the results of tourism surveys it conducted last year. The surveys reflect that Viet Nam welcomed over 7.5 million international visitors in 2013, 10.6% higher than the previous year’s figure. However, 3-5 star hotel occupancy rates fell during the year by an average of 2.9%. The market research also indicates that the number of visitors coming from Singapore and Malaysia is trending upwards and is expected to continue to pick up in the coming time. Individual tourists and tour groups in 2013 were the two largest components of guests visiting the country, accounting for 35.3% and 31.1% of the total, respectively, while the number of business travellers to the country saw a … [Read more...] about Int’l visitors to Viet Nam show drastic surge