HANOI, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam will disallow the self-rating of hotels and resorts, according to a draft decree guiding the execution of the 2017 Tourism Law.
Under the new regulation, hotels and resorts will be fined if they assign stars on their own or use the word "star" or the image of star when they have yet to be assessed by the government's accreditation agencies, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said on Monday.
The move is to ensure the quality of tourism services and tourist protection.
A star assignment license will be valid for five years.
As of late 2016, there were over 20,100 hotels, resorts and other lodging facilities nationwide, with total 420,000 rooms, according to the statistics from the administration under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.