Seoul – Vietnam’s
aviation and tourism were promoted at a workshop themed “Rediscover Vietnam” in
Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK), on June 9.
Addressing over 80 representatives of
Korean organisations, tourism companies, and partners, Ambassador
Nguyen Vu Tung said Vietnam is a safe and attractive destination for
international tourists after it removed all restrictions on foreign visitors.
As all barriers were lifted, tourism
is a highly potential field for cooperation between Vietnam and the RoK, he
said, perceiving that with efforts to improve service quality and open new
tours, Vietnam will soon welcome 4.3 million Korean visitors like in the
pre-pandemic period, and the number of Vietnamese tourists to the Northeast
Asian country will also return to pre-pandemic levels in a short period of
Ryu Chang-ho, CEO of Hana Tour – the
largest travel firm in the RoK, said Vietnam is one of the favourite destinations
of Korean people, who often choose its coastal places such as Da Nang, Nha
Trang and Ha Long to spend their holidays with their families.
Recommending Vietnam widely publicise
information about anti-pandemic measures to facilitate tourism promotion and
tour opening, he noted as both the quantity and frequency of international
flights are gradually being resumed, Hana Tour is launching many attractive
tours to Da Nang, Phu Quoc, and many other destinations of Vietnam this June.
Jin Kyoung-wook from Mode Tour also
pointed to the need for more pandemic safety information from Vietnam so that
Korean tourists can comfortably choose the Southeast Asian nation for their
European tours have been fully booked
but trips to Southeast Asia have yet to recover as expected despite close
proximity and reasonable prices. Given this, it is necessary to advertise
Vietnam as a safe destination free of COVID-19 dangers more strongly, according
“Rediscover Vietnam” was part of a
series of activities held by Vietnam Airlines to attract Korean tourists to the
The national flag carrier is
operating four routes to the RoK, namely Seoul – Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and
Da Nang, together with Pusan – Hanoi. It will reopen Seoul – Nha Trang and
Pusan – HCM City flights in July./.