Recently, Prime Minister Han Duck-soo of South Korea convened the “Korea Tourism Export Strategy Innovation Conference” in the city of Gwangju, aiming to attract over 20 million foreign tourists in 2024. During the meeting, Prime Minister Han Duck-soo announced the goal of promoting the development of the tourism industry, with a target of achieving a record-high revenue of $24.5 billion by 2024.
E-visa holders will be allowed to stay in Vietnam for up to 90 days starting from August 15, or three-times longer than the previous 30 days.
Accordingly, citizens from Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, Russia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Belarus could stay in Việt Nam for 45 days instead of 15 days since their entry, regardless of passport type or purpose of entry if they meet entry requirements in line with Việt Nam law.
The policy of renewing the e-visa with its duration to 90 days for tourists coming to Vietnam is gradually approaching its effective date of August 15, 2023, attracting the attention of the tourism industry both at home and abroad.
Visa, a world leader in digital payments, announced on July 21 that electricity consumers will now be able to enjoy the convenience and security of paying their energy bills with their Visa cards. Consumers can make payments with the VNPAY or ZaloPay e-wallet, or through VBan.vn, at no additional fee – with Sacombank serving as the acquirer.
Hong Kong’s billionaire Cheng family has taken control of Hoiana Resort & Golf in the central province of Quang Nam. The resort was once run by Suncity Group, a conglomerate led by the now-jailed Macau gambling tycoon Alvin Chau.
The Government emphasised that the extension of e-visa validity to 90 days, three times longer than the current 30 days, will be an open-door policy in attracting more foreigners to visit Việt Nam as well as seek investment and business opportunities, creating a driving force to promote the country’s socio-economic development.
In a bid to revive the struggling tourism sector, Vietnam is set to unveil a series of new visa and immigration policies at the upcoming National Assembly meeting. These policies are expected to bolster the country's socioeconomic development by attracting foreign visitors, following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.