Code to improve tourist behaviour

March 22, 2017 by  
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HANOI, 22 March 2017: Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued a code of conduct for tourists and tour operators.

Tuoi Tre News reported the etiquette guidebook consists of two chapters with 12 articles, aimed at showing travel agents how to be service minded and travellers how to behave.

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism chief, Nguyen Van Tuan, was quoted saying the guidebook will help to build a better image of the nation’s tourists, amid complaints by foreigners. Read more

Fans with a message

January 12, 2017 by  
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HO CHI MINH CITY, 12 January 2017: Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism released, late last week, a code of conduct, printed on folding fans, that target domestic and foreign tourists in an effort to build a reputation as a safe and hospitable destination.

Tourists are being advised to respect local customs and culture, abide by regulations at tourist attractions and public areas, provide help for the disabled, the elderly, children and women, and protect the environment.

They are also strictly prohibited from disrespecting cultural and historical relics as well as being told not to waste food and beverages. Read more

Hanoi issues code of conduct

December 30, 2016 by  
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HANOI, 30 December 2016: Hanoi’s Culture Department will distribute a code of conduct to domestic visitors arriving at the city’s airport and bus and rail stations.

Tuoi Tre News media reported the department saying the code of conduct leaflet in the Vietnamese language will have three chapters and eight clauses, aimed at “building a positive branding and a civilised image for Hanoi”.

The rules are applicable for “all organisations and individuals who live, work, study, visit, and stay in Hanoi”, it said. Read more

Tourists iritate Hoi An fathers

October 31, 2016 by  
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QUANG NAM, 31 October 2016: Hoi An’s city fathers are preparing a code of conduct in the hope a few rules will help tourists to behave appropriately when visiting Vietnam’s popular  historical town.

Tuoi Tre News reported Hoi An authorities are critical of tourists who visit the World Heritage town. They claim tourists behave badly, many of them failing to recognise that the town’s customs and Vietnamese culture are different from their home countries.

Hoi An chairman, Nguyen Van Dung, was quoted saying that many tourists wear skimpy clothes when walking around the old town district and even when visiting temples and pagodas. Read more