Jun 27, 2019 / 23:07

Vietnam Tourism – Culture Festival 2019 opens in South Korea

The Hanoitimes - The event aims to introduce and promote the beauty of country and people of Vietnam in South Korea.

A roadshow to introduce and promote Vietnam’s tourism was kicked start in Seoul, South Korea on June 26 with a gala opening the 2019 Vietnam Tourism - Culture Festival.
 
Vietnam Tourism – Culture Festival 2019 opens in South Korea.
Vietnam Tourism – Culture Festival 2019 opens in South Korea.
The event was organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coordination with the Vietnamese Embassy in South Korea.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien said that in recent years, Vietnam and South Korea have implemented various exchange and cooperation activities in the fields of culture, sport and tourism.
The minister affirmed that Vietnam always creates favorable conditions to welcome South Korean visitors, investors and travel enterprises to Vietnam and contribute to deepening the understanding and friendship between the two countries.
On his side, Vietnamese Ambassador to South Korea Nguyen Vu Tu affirmed that the event aims to introduce and promote the beauty of country and people of Vietnam in South Korea. 
On this occasion, South Korean guests were introduced to Vietnamese landscapes, resorts, hotels as well as the Vietnamese people and traditional cultural practices.
In 2018, Vietnam welcomed nearly 3.5 million South Korean visitors, a surge of 44.3% year-on-year.
In the first five months of 2019, nearly 1.8 million South Korean tourists visited Vietnam, a 22.4% increase from the same period last year. South Korea has become the second biggest visitor source market of Vietnam.
Meanwhile, nearly 500 thousand Vietnamese tourists visited South Korea in 2018, up 41% from 2017. In recent years, Vietnamese tourism sector has seen the engagement of many South Korea firms such as Lotte, Accor and Intercontinental.