South Korea promotes tourism in HCMC

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A conference on introduction of tourism of Daegu City and Gyeongbuk Province was organized in Ho Chi Minh City on November 12 with the participation of leading travel companies of South Korea and Vietnam.

 Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju

Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju

The event was one of the activities of the HCMC-Gyeongju World Cultural Festival 2017 which is scheduled to take place from November 11 to December 3.
Attending at the event were Mayor of Daegu Kwon Young Jin, leaders of Gyeongbuk Province, representatives of the Korea Tourism Organization, leaders of the HCM City Department of Tourism and the municipal Tourism Promotion Center.
The meeting introduced to Vietnamese visitors popular tourists attractions in Daegu City and Gyeongbuk Province, and tourism policies to attract more visitors from Vietnam. Daegu City and Gyeongbuk Province are also among most attractive destinations for medical tourism in South Korea.
South Korea’s tourism organization show that Vietnam is one of the nation’s key tourism markets in 2017 with the highest growth rate. An estimated 272,564 Vietnamese visited Korea in the first ten months of this year, a 29.7 per cent year-on-year rise.
More than 1.93 million Korean travelers to Vietnam in the first ten months of this year, including 219,733 people in October, presenting a year-on-year increases of 54 percent. Vietnam is expected to receive over 2.2 million tourists from Korea.
The Korean government have also simplified visa procedures to attract Vietnamese tourists.
Thành phố Daegu và tỉnh Gyeongbuk quảng bá du lịch tại TPHCM ảnh 2

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By HA ANH – Translated by Kim Khanh

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