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Vietnamese tourists in nightmare trip

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A group of 700 Vietnamese tourists were left to fend for themselves in Bangkok after a Vietnamese travel agent failed to pay its Thai partner for their transport and hotels. 

The tourists had paid the company to organise their visit to Thailand from June 12-18 for a two-day Herbalife seminar followed by a tour of Bangkok.

They purchased the package from Travel Life, a firm in Ho Chi Minh City. But Travel Life failed to pass on the tourists' money to its counterpart in Bangkok, Thai 2020. 

Travel Life paid the Thai company for 30 per cent of the cost of the tours, and promised to come up with the rest of the cash when the tourists arrived in Thailand, but failed to do so, Vietnam News reported on Wednesday.

"It was the worst tour I have ever taken in my life," one of the tourists told the paper. "We had problems right from our arrival in Bangkok. We had to wait for hours at midnight for the hotel pick-up.

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