South Korea: An attractive destination for Vietnamese tourists

by H.N30 August 2017 Last updated at 08:00 AM

VTV.vn - Travelling overseas is getting more popular among Vietnamese people, with South Korea becoming one of the popular destinations for Vietnamese tourists.

South Korean tourism has successfully reinvigorated the industry by coming up with new tourist destinations, maintaining quality services and seeing the continued participation of tourism authorities, like the Korea Tourism Organisation.

Vietnamese tourists can easily be seen in South Korea's tourist destination. The Hallyu wave, which includes the rising popularity of Korean movies, films, and fashion has attracted Vietnamese tourists to Korean destinations. In recent years, the number of Vietnamese tourists to South Korea has increased by 50% per year on average.

In 2016, when all international visitors to South Korea decreased, Vietnam was the only country with an increasing number of tourists. A notable feat for tourism in Korea.

Tran Thi Lan, a tourist from Hanoi said: South Korea has a lot of beautiful scenery.

 Jung Chang Wook, Chief of KTO representative office in Viet Nam said: We consider Vietnam an important market for Korea's tourism sector.

Korean tours are getting cheaper, with new destinations constantly being added to meet the high demand. Some tour examples include an underwater submarine and fish watching experience, horseback riding, and ocean cruises.

These are some of the services that were introduced to Vietnamese visitors in 2017. In addition, the excellent quality of services and the fastest Wi-Fi speeds in the world also contribute to making this country a popular tourist spot for Vietnamese people.

To assist Vietnamese visitors, the Korea Tourism Organisation opened an office in Hanoi in September 2016, while JeJu Island also established a representative office in Vietnam.

Autumn is the most beautiful season in Korea, and the fall of 2017 promises a boom in tourism in JeJu Island, when the South Korean government launches its "Discovering Jeju" campaign.

With many new experiences and discounts, these promotions are expected to attract hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese visitors from now until the end of the year.


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