Vietnam must change its visa system and catering services to attract Middle Eastern tourists

September 12, 2022 | 8:14 p.m. PT

Jamia Al-Muslim Mosque in HCMC, 2018. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

Vietnam’s plan to attract big spenders from the Middle East would be a difficult mission, given cultural and visa reasons, according to readers.

“It would be very difficult because there are many other destinations that are more attractive to wealthy Middle Eastern tourists.”
esmira.garayevah

“Welcome to Vietnam, where the national pastime is to drink alcohol and eat pork.”
english52

“We need to change the meager visa system first. Arabs don’t eat pork either. So we need to provide HALAL food.. oooooh. Difficult.!!”
cute dog

“Better yet, just build a big mosque in Ha Long Bay. They will come in droves.”
durtisolte

“Many tourists from the Middle East want to visit Vietnam, and most of them are from Saudi Arabia. As you mentioned, they spend heavily on tourism, where they live in five-star hotels, eat in luxury restaurants and buy souvenirs and gifts.

But the problem and the obstacle is the visa system to enter Vietnam, where the Vietnamese authorities have arranged for them to book a package for the whole trip, and the tourist offices have started to charge high and unreasonable prices. , which led to leaving the Vietnam trip and traveling to other countries that welcome them to obtain visas at airports such as Europe, America and Asian tourist countries. We hope that the Vietnamese visa system will be changed.
Smile Rawi

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