South Korea eyes more MICE tourists from Vietnam

The Korean Tourism Organisation (KTO) held a conference on MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Event) tourism of the Republic of Korea (RoK) in Hanoi on July 11.

Tourists in the RoK (Photo: www.korea.info.vn)


Statistics showed that close to 34,000Vietnamese visitors travelled to the RoK under MICE tours with support from theKTO in the first six months of 2019, a year-on-year surge of nearly 25 percent.

Therefore, Vietnam has been viewed as amajor market in MICE tourism development of the RoK.

The event, which drew about 200 delegates,aimed to serve as a bridge for MICE service providers of the RoK and travelcompanies of Vietnam, thus creating new tourism products and boosting thenumber of MICE tourists of the two countries.

The RoK will adjust its visa policy to stimulatethe growth of MICE tourism in the coming time, said the KTO.

Half a million Vietnamese tourists visitedthe RoK in 2018, a rise of about 41 percent over 2017.

Meanwhile, Vietnam welcomed nearly 3.5million RoK tourists, a surge of 44.3 percent year-on-year.

In the first five months of 2019, Vietnamwelcomed nearly 1.8 million visitors from the RoK, up 22.4 percent over thesame period last year. The RoK has become the second biggest tourist sourcemarket of Vietnam.-VNA

 
 
 

Other News

.
Ngo Mon square - historical site of August Revolution
Ngo Mon square - historical site of August Revolution
TRAVELicon  29/08/2020 

The last emperor of the last dynasty of Vietnam, Bao Dai, read to a large crowd an edict of abdication on 30 August, 1945 in front of the Ngo Mon gate in Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue Province.

Hanoi specialties during autumn months
Hanoi specialties during autumn months
TRAVELicon  28/08/2020 

While many people arrive in the capital for the purpose of studying or working, plenty decide to spend the rest of their life there just because of Hanoi’s unique specialties that make the city so special during the autumn.

A view into the unique Pa Co brocade market of Son La
A view into the unique Pa Co brocade market of Son La
TRAVELicon  28/08/2020 

Located on the way to Moc Chau district, the Pa Co brocade market in the northern mountainous province of Son La provides tourists with a special experience, with the site only open on Sundays.

The heritage banyan at a sacred temple
The heritage banyan at a sacred temple
TRAVELicon  27/08/2020 

The ancient banyan at the temple dedicated to Tan Vien Son Thanh in Quyt Hamlet, Ba Vi, Hanoi, is the green "treasure" of Doai - the cloud-covered land. It is believed that the tree has witnessed the history of a thousand years.

HCM City devises two scenarios to revive tourism
HCM City devises two scenarios to revive tourism
TRAVELicon  26/08/2020 

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism has mapped out two scenarios to kick-start the tourism market post-COVID-19.

Con Dao from “hell on earth” to “tourist paradise”
Con Dao from “hell on earth” to “tourist paradise”
TRAVELicon  27/08/2020 

Con Dao has been voted one of the best “secret” and most “appealing” islands on earth by Australian Lonely Planet and US Travel and Leisure magazines.

Ren conical hat-making village in Phu Tho
Ren conical hat-making village in Phu Tho
TRAVELicon  29/08/2020 

Nestled on the peaceful Lo River, Ren Village in Gia Thanh Commune, Phu Ninh District, Phu Tho Province, is famous for the traditional craft of conical hat making.

Enjoy the unique black banh mi of Quang Ninh
Enjoy the unique black banh mi of Quang Ninh
TRAVELicon  26/08/2020 

Bread comes in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. There’s traditional loaves, burger buns, baguettes and of course, banh mi.

Vietnamese food: Squid cakes
Vietnamese food: Squid cakes
TRAVELicon  26/08/2020 

Ha Long Bay is not the only thing famous in Quang Ninh Province as this is also where the most ink-credible squid cakes are made. 

Cu Lao Cham through the lens of Greek adventurer
Cu Lao Cham through the lens of Greek adventurer
TRAVELicon  25/08/2020 

Cu Lao Cham, also known as the Cham islands, is a small archipelago situated off the coast of the central province of Quang Nam. It emerges as a popular destination among adventure lovers due to its pristine and romantic beauty.

Hanoi to provide free Wi-Fi at tourist sites
Hanoi to provide free Wi-Fi at tourist sites
TRAVELicon  24/08/2020 

Hanoi plans to provide free Wi-Fi at all tourist sites in four districts and one town in the city.

Tour guides forced out of work by COVID-19
Tour guides forced out of work by COVID-19
TRAVELicon  24/08/2020 

Vietnam’s tourism market had not fully recovered from the first wave of COVID-19 before the second outbreak then erupted and hit tour guides hard, especially freelance guides. 

Rice noodle specialty from northern port city
Rice noodle specialty from northern port city
TRAVELicon  23/08/2020 

Crab noodle soup is a well-known specialty of the northern port city of Haiphong. Its intriguing flavor will win the heart of food lovers.

The natural taste of Thai
The natural taste of Thai
TRAVELicon  23/08/2020 

After checking-in at an eco-friendly retreat in the Pu Luong Nature Reserve in north-central Thanh Hoa province last week, I began to look for some local food nearby.

The enticing sights and sounds of a mountainous market
The enticing sights and sounds of a mountainous market
TRAVELicon  24/08/2020 

Though not as busy as Sa Pa Market or Bac Ha Market, Can Cau Market in Si Ma Cai District, the northern province of Lao Cai, has its own unique features that have existed for hundreds of years among locals.

The most attractive tourist attractions in North Vietnam
The most attractive tourist attractions in North Vietnam
TRAVELicon  23/08/2020 

Not only Hanoi, the northern region of Vietnam also has many impressive destinations for foreign visitors such as terraced fields or beautiful bays.

Historical relic sites in Hanoi left deserted amid COVID-19 fears
Historical relic sites in Hanoi left deserted amid COVID-19 fears
TRAVELicon  21/08/2020 

The majority of historical landmarks throughout the capital have fallen quite despite remaining open as visitors stay away due to fears surrounding the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Harvest season begins in the mountains of Y Ty Commune
Harvest season begins in the mountains of Y Ty Commune
TRAVELicon  22/08/2020 

Located in the northwestern edge of Lao Cai Province's Bat Xat District, the Y Ty highlands are more than 2,000m above sea level, which gives it a mild climate all year round,

Four idyllic local islands share names with animals
Four idyllic local islands share names with animals
TRAVELicon  21/08/2020 

Dao Rua, known as Turtle island, and Dao Khi, known as Monkey island, are among some of the famous tourist spots across the country that have both a beautiful landscape and unique names.

Kayak tours on offer at Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex
Kayak tours on offer at Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex
TRAVELicon  21/08/2020 

Visitors to Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh can now explore the world cultural and natural heritage site on kayaks instead of traditional boats.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN