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Vietnam ideal destination for Korean tourists

Vietnam is always an ideal place for Korean holiday-makers because the Southeast Asian country has impressive scenery, delicious food, friendly and hospitable people, Keum Gi Hyung, Director of the Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam said at a meeting with the National Administration of Tourism in Hanoi.

People find out more information of tours at the fair (Photo: SGGP)

People find out more information of tours at the fair (Photo: SGGP)

For years, more and more Korean travelers arrived in Vietnam; for instance, in 2015, one million Korean tourists flocked to the country and the number of tourists in Vietnam reached 2.4 million in 2017.
In first three months of 2018, Vietnam received 900,000 Korean holiday-makers. Accordingly, South Korea is becoming one of Vietnam’s major market.
However, Mr. Keum Gi Hyung said in an effort to ensure tour quality, Vietnamese authorities need to take heed on traffic safety, professional tourist guide training, and control agents which offer cheap tours.

Korean is ready to help Vietnam in training personnel in tourist sector especially on management team and tourist guides as well as promotion at international tourist fair Vietnam take part in.
Additionally, Korea will organize roadshow for Vietnam to help connect the two countries in a bid to beef up tourism facilitating Vietnamese travelers in Korea.
Tourism leaders in the two countries expected to have more meetings to solve barriers between the two sides in order to increase tourists.
In the framework of Vietnam International Travel Fair 2018, Busan’s Tourism Promotion Department and the Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam also signed contracts with Vietnamese tourism agents to attract more tourists between countries.

By MAI AN – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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