The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism is inviting travel agencies, hotels and resorts across the country to participate in a programme to promote Vietnamese tourism in South Korea, scheduled to take place from June 25-30.
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Vietnam, one of the fastest-growing countries in the tourism industry, is considered a top destination for Korean tourists thanks to its low costs and diverse attractions.
After topping the 1 million level for the first time in 2015, the annual number of Korean tourists to Vietnam rose to 2.42 million in 2017 and 3.44 million last year.
The figure recorded a year-on-year rise of 24 percent in the first three months of this year, exceeding the 1 million mark for the first time in a quarter. It is expected to surpass 4 million for the whole year.
To maintain this growth pace, the VNAT plans to introduce Vietnam’s tourism in the RoK’s Seoul and Daegu cities.
Vietnamese tourism to be promoted in Taiwan
Vietnamese tourism will be promoted in Taipei, Taiwan, on July 26, while Vietnamese food will be introduced at the 2019 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition, also in Taipei, from July 25-29.
The activities are being organised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) as part of the 2019 national tourism promotion programme.
It is an opportunity for the VNAT, Vietnamese localities and travel companies to showcase their products and services, and discuss cooperation with Taiwanese peers.
On the occasion, representatives from the administration will meet with leaders of the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan, the Department of Information and Tourism of Taipei, and local tourism associations and companies.
Taiwan is among the top five sources of foreign visitors to Vietnam. In 2018, Vietnam welcomed 714,112 Taiwanese tourists, up 15.9 percent from 2017. The number of Taiwanese arrivals was recorded at 284,310 in the first four months of 2019, an annual increase of 25 percent.