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Vietnam tourism downfall in foreign eyes

Tuesday, April 07, 2015, 18:16 GMT+7

A recent series of reports on Tuoi Tre News that painted a gloomy picture of the Vietnamese tourist industry has captured special attention from foreign readers, who did not hesitate to pinpoint what they thought is behind a sharp fall in international arrivals to the country.

Vietnam suffered the tenth straight monthly plunge in the number of international tourists in March, the latest in a string of worrisome issues hitting the tourist sector that takes great pride in its numerous natural landscapes and heavenly beaches. The news came as no surprise to local industry insiders, and even to some foreigners, who are working in Vietnam or have visited the country.

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