17 tourists escape from burning ship on Ha Long Bay

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

17 tourists escape from burning ship on Ha Long Bay

VietNamNet Bridge - Passing by Trong Mai Island, the crew detected a fire on the tourist boat and issued emergency signals. All visitors, mostly foreigners, were rescued.

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Da Nang turns tourism into key economic sector

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

Da Nang turns tourism into key economic sector

The central city of Da Nang plans to develop tourism into one of the key sectors that makes up a large proportion in its economic structure.

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Readers air mixed opinions on use of foreign tour guides

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Readers air mixed opinions on use of foreign tour guides

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam News asked readers for their opinions about the Government's ban on non-Vietnamese tour guides working for Vietnamese tour companies. The regulation, while also enforced in some other countries in Southeast Asia, received a mixed reception from readers. While some said the ban was reasonable, others said foreigners should be given a chance to serve the country's tourism sector.

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Cruiser carrying 15 foreigners catches fire in Ha Long Bay

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Cruiser carrying 15 foreigners catches fire in Ha Long Bay

A cruise ship carrying 23 people, including over a dozen foreign tourists, suddenly caught fire on Thursday morning in Ha Long Bay, located in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

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S. Korea regulates marriage with foreigners

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

South Korea imposed new restrictions on mixed marriages this month. An influx of foreign brides – overwhelmingly from other Asian countries – began in earnest in 2000 and peaked in 2005 when more than 30,000 were given resident-through-marriage visas.

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Vietnam mulls issuing VAT refunds to foreigners at more exit terminals

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Vietnam mulls issuing VAT refunds to foreigners at more exit terminals

The Ministry of Finance is seeking government approval for a new circular to give VAT refunds to foreigners who leave Vietnam through many other airports and seaports rather than just the two largest terminals in the country as at present.

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Over 8,500 foreigners visit Vietnam on luxury cruise ships

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Over 8,500 foreigners visit Vietnam on luxury cruise ships

Foreign tourists visit Vietnam on the Voyager of the Seas, which docked in the southern beach town of Vung Tau on April 8. PHOTO COURTESY OF TUOI TRE

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Vietnam to issue VAT refunds to foreigners at more exit terminals

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Vietnam to issue VAT refunds to foreigners at more exit terminals

The Ministry of Finance is seeking government approval for a new circular to give VAT refunds to foreigners who leave Vietnam through many other airports and seaports rather than just the two largest terminals in the country as at present.

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Foreigners donate to blood drive in Vietnam’s tourist city

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Foreigners donate to blood drive in Vietnam’s tourist city

A number of foreigners who are living and working in Da Lat, the tourist city of Lam Dong Province in the Central Highlands, have joined a blood donation campaign launched by the provincial Red Cross.

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Futures not practical for now

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Futures not practical for now

VietNamNet Bridge – Amendments to the Real Estate Law should make the property sector more transparent, Pham Sy Liem, former Deputy Construction Minister tells the Dai doan ket (Great National Unity) Newspaper.

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…

Why change Bui Vien if it’s one of Saigon’s most popular haunts for both locals and foreigners?

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VN-Index keeps moving down

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

VN-Index keeps moving down

HCMC - The local stock market extended its losing streak for the third consecutive session yesterday although foreigners remained on the buying side.

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Foreigners interested in listed firms in Vietnam

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

Foreigners interested in listed firms in Vietnam

SINGAPORE – International investment funds and financial institutions expressed strong interest in Vietnamese listed enterprises introduced at the Invest ASEAN 2014 Conference in Singapore on April 1.

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Vietnam bans gold bars from cross border transit

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Vietnam bans gold bars from cross border transit

In an effort to tighten its control over Vietnam’s gold market, the central bank has prohibited Vietnamese and foreigners from carrying gold bars and raw gold in and out of the country.

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Foreign visitors to Hue increase sharply

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VOV News English 2 week(s) ago

Foreign visitors to Hue increase sharply

(VOV) -The Hue relics complex in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue welcomed more than 500,645 visitors in the first quarter of 2014, including 320,740 foreigners.

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