Vietnam promotes tourism in the Republic of Korea

Thursday, 2019-06-27 11:36:18
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Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien speaks at the conference. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - A conference to promote tourism in Vietnam was held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, on June 26 as part of the on-going Vietnamese Tourism-Culture Festival.

Speaking at the conference, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, said that over recent years, the two countries have organised various exchange and cooperation activities in the fields of culture, sport and tourism, including the Vietnamese Culture Days in the RoK, with an aim to deepen the understanding and friendship between the two countries, as well as encourage more people from the RoK to travel to Vietnam.

Minister Thien also affirmed that the Vietnamese Government always welcomes and creates favourable conditions for RoK tourists, investors and enterprises, contributing to further promoting the Vietnam-RoK comprehensive strategic partnership.

According to Vietnamese Tourism Ambassador to the RoK Lee Chang-kun, the Vietnamese tourism sector has witnessed rapid growth, causing the country to become one of the most attractive destinations for the RoK tourists.

In 2018, Vietnam welcomed nearly 3.5 million RoK tourists, a remarkable year-on-year increase of 44.3%.

In the first five months of 2019, Vietnam welcomed nearly 1.8 million visitors from the RoK, up 22.4% compared to the same period last year. The RoK is currently the second biggest tourist source market of Vietnam.