Vietnam waives visa fees for foreign tourists in August and September

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, in August and September Foreign visitors to Vietnamwill have their visa fees waived as part of a national shopping promotion program.

The Vietnam government will also allow foreign tourists to claim refund of value added tax (VAT) when they buy goods during the two months under the “Impressive Vietnam Grand Sale 2010” program.

Meanwhile, many shops, trade centers, and service providers in Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City have pledged to offer discounts of 10-40 percent to both local and foreign tourists during the promotion.

Vietnam attracted 1.35 million foreign visitors in the first quarter this year, a 36 percent year-on-year increase.

The country hopes to welcome 4.2 million visitors this year.

Source: SGGP, Tuoi Tre, Thannien News

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