Vietnam, RoK sign MoU to strengthen tourism cooperation

Thứ Hai, 09/10/2023, 09:54

PSNews - The Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) and the Korea Tourism Organisation of the Republic of Korea (KTO) in September signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bolstering tourism cooperation.

According to Mr. Vu The Binh, Chairman of VITA, the Republic of Korea (RoK) has always been a key tourist market in Vietnam. On the contrary, Vietnamese tourists always choose the RoK as their favorite destination. 

The VITA’s Chairman said the RoK is among the markets where the number of tourists to Vietnam can grow quickly. Since the beginning of the year, a wide variety of practical activities were held to promote new tourism products to attract Korean visitors. 

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At the event.

Meanwhile, Mr. Lee Jae Hoon, head representative of KTO in Vietnam expressed his hope that the two sides will proactively exchange tourism information as well as human resources, market trend and tourism policies in order to improve the RoK’s tourism quality and better serve Vietnamese tourists.

Besides, the RoK’s tourism businesses will actively participate in fairs, tourism promotion conferences held by both sides, bolster collaboration between KTO and VITA through business to business (B2B) , Business To Consumer (B2C) events and famtrips, among others.

The number of Vietnamese tourists to the RoK is expected to reach 310,000 by the end of September, while about 2.57 million tourists from the North Asian country visited Vietnam in the period.

Accordingly, the two sides will share information related to tourism policies, market trends, statistics, bolster exchanges among businesses in the fields, and jointly organzse promotion activities like tourism fairs, seminars and famtours, among others.

Under the MoU, members of VITA will receive support in developing tours to the RoK, improving the tours' quality of tourism programs and ensuring rights and benefits for Vietnamese tourists when travelling to the RoK, while enhancing service quality for Korean tourists in Vietnam.

By An Nhien