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Vietnam’s problem with tourism: It isn’t all about visa hassle

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 16:53 GMT+7

Foreigners paid 543,300 tourist visits to Vietnam last month, down 23.4 percent compared to the same period last year, the General Statistics Office said in a quarterly report, adding the country has reported slumping tourist arrival numbers for ten months in a row, and the March figure was the highest-ever recorded.

While a former Vietnamese tourism chief has put the blame on the rigmarole of getting a Vietnamese visa, many readers have told Tuoi Tre News it is more than just the visa issue.

They cited these factors as contributing to the declining number of visitors to Vietnam.

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