SPIKE IN CHINESE TOURISTS PRESENTS NEW CHALLENGES FOR VIETNAM
Quan Am pagoda in Ho Chi Minh’ Chinatown Cholon.
By Le Hong Hiep
VN Express-Sept 27
Vietnam has to handle issues like new payment methods and ‘zero dong tours’ to actually reap the benefits of the great inflow of Chinese tourists. Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has recently instructed the State Bank of Vietnam, the Ministry of Finance and relevant government agencies to crack down on the use of Chinese electronic wallet services, such as WeChat Pay and AliPay, as well as illegal points of sale devices at travel hotspots frequented by Chinese tourists.
First published in: VN Express