Hanoi targets 7 million foreign tourists by 2025

Hanoi targets 7 million foreign tourists by 2025

Hanoi eyes to welcome over 30 million visitors, including 7 foreigners, by 2025, according to the municipal Party Committee’ draft conclusion on tourism development for 2016-2020 and following years.
Foreigners craving SI streamlining

Foreigners craving SI streamlining

Three months into full mandatory social security contribution, foreign workers remain uncertain about its benefits. However, stakeholders are working towards a more refined system.
Thailand strengthens incentives to attract foreigners

Thailand strengthens incentives to attract foreigners

The Thai Customs Department is preparing to reduce import duty on alcoholic beverages and cigars by 50 percent for five years in line with the government's economic stimulus and investment promotion package.
Authorities come to aid of stricken foreigners

Authorities come to aid of stricken foreigners

Foreigners living and working in Ho Chi Minh City have expressed their gratitude when receiving COVID-19 vaccines and other offers from the city in an attempt to stave off the pandemic.
Wide coverage in revamped Labour Code provisions

Wide coverage in revamped Labour Code provisions

Decree No.152/2020/ND-CP, which took effect in February, provides some major amendments to the regulations on non-nationals working in Vietnam.
Foreigners buying residences in Vietnam: shortcomings in implementation guidance

Foreigners buying residences in Vietnam: shortcomings in implementation guidance

Authorities are making efforts to issue guidance in removing problems for non-nationals when buying property.
Overseas buyers pin hopes on ease of restrictions

Overseas buyers pin hopes on ease of restrictions

Luxury and high-end residences up and down Vietnam have attracted much interest from foreigners since 2015 when the government permitted non-nationals to own property in the country.
Da Nang treasures contributions of foreigners: city leader

Da Nang treasures contributions of foreigners: city leader

Da Nang has appreciated the contributions and accompany of foreigners in the city in a tough year of 2020, and hoped to continue to receive more assistance from foreign individuals, organisations and businesses during the recovery process in the city and the central region as a whole, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Trung Chinh.
Free stay permit waivers extended until November 30

Free stay permit waivers extended until November 30

The Immigration Department will extend its visa waiver programme for another month, officials have announced.
Foreigners in Thailand urged to renew visas

Foreigners in Thailand urged to renew visas

The Immigration Bureau (IB) of Thailand has urged foreigners who have been stranded in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic to renew their visas before the end of an exemption which falls on September 26.
Ministry asks for continued domestic tourism stimulus programmes

Ministry asks for continued domestic tourism stimulus programmes

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued a document, asking tourism management departments, tourism associations and businesses to continue carrying out domestic tourism stimulus programmes in the remaining months of 2020.
Foreigners purchased about 16,000 real estates in Vietnam

Foreigners purchased about 16,000 real estates in Vietnam

Foreigners have bought some 16,000 housing properties across the country since they were allowed to do so in 2015, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Real Estate Association (HoREA).
Real estate expert proposes policy allowing foreigners to own land

Real estate expert proposes policy allowing foreigners to own land

A policy allowing foreign individuals and organisations to buy and own houses and construction works in Vietnam will help lure investment and high quality human resources from the outside to the country for national development, according to Nguyen Tran Nam, Chairman of the Vietnam Real Estate Association.
Foreign homeowner levels refuse to budge

Foreign homeowner levels refuse to budge

With few foreigners yet to register for ownership of properties in Vietnam, there have been calls to significantly raise the ownership cap to entice more overseas buyers.
Vietnam’s second-home segment on the rise

Vietnam’s second-home segment on the rise

Kenneth Atkinson, founder and senior board adviser at Grant Thornton Vietnam, shares with Bich Ngoc his opinion on the future for Vietnam’s second home market.
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