Vietnam to Waive Visa Fees for August and September

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Apr. 27 – Vietnam will waive visa fees for foreign visitors to the country from August to September as part of the “Impressive Vietnam Grand Sale 2010” campaign.

Foreign tourists can claim a refund of value added tax when they buy goods during the two month program. Tourist-related businesses in Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City will also offer 10 to 40 percent discount for local and foreign tourists during the campaign.

Vietnam wants to attract 4.2 million visitors to the country this year. During the first quarter, 1.35 million foreign tourists arrived, a 36 percent increase from the previous year.