Australia, India left out as Vietnam renews visa-free travel for some Europeans International

The government has decided to extend its visa-waiver scheme for visitors from five European countries by another year, effectively rejecting the recent push by industry groups for a wider scope. A post published on the government website on Monday afternoon said the visa waivers for citizens of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. will […]

Don’t let them leave: Vietnam advised to act fast as clock ticking on visa-free travel International

Vietnam’s Tourism Advisory Board has said the current visa exemptions for citizens of select European countries should be renewed for five years and that eligible visitors should be allowed to stay a whole month, instead of only 15 days. This scheme, if not extended, will expire on June 30, affecting travelers from France, Germany, Italy, […]

Open visa policy could double foreign arrivals to Vietnam by 2020 – tourism group International

The Vietnam Tourism Association has urged the government to extend visa waivers for European tourists and offer the same exemptions to countries such as Australia, Canada and India if it wants to double foreign arrivals in the next four years. Vietnam has set a target of welcoming 20 million foreign visitors in 2020 and develop […]

Vietnam mulls lifting midnight curfew to pull in more tourists International

Vietnam’s Tourism Association has submitted a proposal to the government asking for recreational establishments to be allowed to stay open until 2 a.m. The proposal comes ahead of the 2017 Prime Minister with Enterprises Conference that will take place on May 17. Some localities still ban establishments such as nightclubs and karaoke bars from opening […]

From Hanoi to Bali: When will the dream of visa-free travel in Southeast Asia come true? International

Travelers will be able to visit Vietnam and its Southeast Asian neighbors without having to apply for multiple visas if the bloc’s members end their decade-long debate and decide to copy Europe’s Schengen model, a Thai official said. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s minister of tourism, told travel news site Skift at a tourism conference in Bangkok last […]