Vietnamese lawmakers back new tourism fund, reject controversial hotel surcharge International

Vietnam’s legislative body, the National Assembly, on Monday passed several amendments to the Law on Tourism but rejected a controversial proposal for a hotel surcharge on foreign guests. It still appeared as a victory for tourism officials as a brand new tourism development fund that they had been campaigning for over the past few years […]

Money talks: Vietnam’s tourism boss envies cash-rich Asian neighbors International

Vietnam’s tourism minister has urged lawmakers to establish a new fund for promotional campaigns, saying the country needs to spend much more than its current annual budget of $2.5 million to impress tourists. The tourism fund would come under the revised Tourism Law which is being reviewed by around 500 lawmakers during a month-long session […]