Costly visas, dual pricing, scams not exclusive to Vietnam: tourist

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Costly visas, dual pricing, scams not exclusive to Vietnam: tourist

Editor’s note: In a recent op-ed sent to Tuoi Tre News, A.H., an expat, argued that the reasons why tourists do not return to Vietnam are costly visas, dual pricing, and scammers, issues that Anh Tuan Huynh believes are not necessarily exclusive to the Southeast Asian country.

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Dutch launch criminal investigation into Uber

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Dutch launch criminal investigation into Uber

Dutch prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into Uber for providing an illegal taxi service in violation of a court order, a statement said on Friday.

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Randomly parked taxis compromise traffic safety in Ho Chi Minh City

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Randomly parked taxis compromise traffic safety in Ho Chi Minh City

Numerous taxicabs from dozens of firms are now randomly parked on roads and sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City, causing worries about traffic safety among residents.

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Uber launches lower cost taxis in Vietnam

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Uber launches lower cost taxis in Vietnam

Uber Tuesday launched its uberX service that is at least 25 percent cheaper than other taxis in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

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Ride service Uber ordered to partner with Vietnamese transport firms

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a proposal from the Ministry of Transport that forces Uber Vietnam to sign contracts with licensed transport companies as a condition for its operation in the country.

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Ha Noi to crack down on illegal taxi enterprises

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Ha Noi police and transport departments have been asked to make a comprehensive inspection of taxi firm operations in the city.

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Ho Chi Minh City taxis given three months to install ‘black box’

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Ho Chi Minh City taxis given three months to install ‘black box’

All taxi operators in Ho Chi Minh City must have a vehicle tracking device commonly known as the “black box” installed on their cabs no later than July 1, the municipal transport department said Saturday.

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Ho Chi Minh City plans to install $300mln ‘smart’ traffic control system

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Ho Chi Minh City plans to install $300mln ‘smart’ traffic control system

The Ho Chi Minh City transport department plans to install a traffic control system using “smart” lights at an estimated cost of US$200-300 million, fix the city’s traffic problems, a local official said Tuesday.

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583 taxi drivers in Tan Son Nhat fined for troubling passengers going on short distance

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583 taxi drivers in Tan Son Nhat fined for troubling passengers going on short distance

As many as 583 taxi drivers of different firms were fined last year for refusing passengers going on short distance from Tan Son Nhat Airport or asking for more money than on taximeter, according to the airport authorities.

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Foreigners riding hired bikes without license endanger road safety on Phu Quoc

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Foreigners riding hired bikes without license endanger road safety on Phu Quoc

Foreign travelers like exploring landscapes on Phu Quoc Island, off southern Vietnam, while on motorbikes they have hired from local residents but most of these foreigners are posing threats to road safety as they do not master local traffic rules and have no driver’s license, the Vietnam News Agency said in a Vietnamese article published on Wednesday.

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Astronauts prep ISS 'parking spots' for space taxis

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Floating outside the International Space Station, two U.S. astronauts begin rigging parking spaces for commercial space taxis.

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Hanoi to get disabled taxi service

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Hanoi to get disabled taxi service

A taxi service for people with disabilities, the first of its kind in the country, is scheduled to be launched on March 1 in Hanoi.

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Hanoi to get disabled taxi service

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Hanoi to get disabled taxi service

Taxis would be specially designed for the disabled and would meet their travel needs.

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Ha Noi to get disabled taxi service

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Ha Noi to get disabled taxi service

A taxi service for disabled people, the first of its kind in the country, is scheduled to be launched on March 1 in Ha Noi.

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Ly Son Island to get taxis this Tet

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

Popular tourist destination Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai has introduced taxi services for the first time to serve locals and visitors during Tet (Lunar New Year) a fortnight later.

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