Decree No. 168/2017/ND-CP dated December 31st, 2017 of the Government on elaboration of some articles of the Law on Tourism
This Decree regulates in details categorization of tourism resources; measures for keeping tourists safe; recognition of a tourist attraction or tourism area; deposit payment by travel service providers; issuance, replacement, reissuance and revocation of badges for means of tourist transport and mandatory requirements of a tourist accommodation establishment. read more
One of the new points of this Decree is the supplementation of business conditions for tourism products that may threaten tourists’ health and life (Chapter III).
Accordingly, upon providing one of these services: paragliding, ballooning; parachuting; high ropes course, mountain climbing, rock climbing; waterfall rope swing, etc. traders of tourism products must send written notice to the Department of Tourism or the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in order to organize the inspection of conditions for assurance of safety of tourists as regulated in Article 9.
In addition, according the new regulations, domestic travel service providers have to deposit VND 100,000,000. Under the earlier regulations, only international travel service PROVIDERS are subject to the deposit payment
This Decree takes effect from January 1st, 2018 and replaces Decree No. 92/2007/ND-CP dated June 1st, 2007; Decree No. 180/2013/ND-CP dated November 14th, 2013; Clause 4 Article 2 of Decree No. 01/2012/ND-CP dated January 4th, 2012.
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