THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 27/2001/ND-CP
Hanoi, June 05, 2001
 
DECREE
ON TOUR BUSINESS AND TOURIST GUIDING
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of September 30, 1992;
Pursuant to the Enterprise Law No. 13/1999/QH13 of June 12, 1999;
Pursuant to the Tourism Ordinance No. 11/1999/PL-UBTVQH10 of February 8, 1999;
At the proposal of the General Director of Tourism,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Application scope and objects
1. This Decree prescribes tour business and tourist guiding.
2. This Decree shall apply to all Vietnamese organizations and individuals of all economic sectors and foreign organizations and individuals operating under the Law on Foreign Investment in Vietnam, that deal in tour business and tourist guiding, except otherwise provided for by the legislation on foreign investment in Vietnam.
Article 2.- In this Decree, the terms below shall be construed as follows:
1. Tourists are persons who travel for purely tourist or combined tourist purpose, except those who travel for study, working or professional practices to earn income at their destination places.
2. International tourists mean foreigners and overseas Vietnamese who enter Vietnam for tourism; Vietnamese citizens and foreigners residing in Vietnam who travel abroad for tourism.
3. Domestic tourists mean Vietnamese citizens and foreigners residing in Vietnam, who travel within the Vietnamese territory.
4. Tourist programs mean pre-set timetables of journeys organized by tour business enterprises, in which the journey duration, tourist destination, stops, accommodation, transport and other services and package prices are determined.
5. Tour business means the elaboration, sale and implementation of tourist programs for profit-making purpose.
6. Tourist guides are persons who guide tourists according to tourist programs and get paid for the guiding service.
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