The country is a leading choice for South Korean travelers, ranking third after Japan and mainland China, with their number expected to increase by 30 percent this year to four million, according to Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI), published this week by Mastercard, which ranks the biggest globetrotters by country and their favorite destinations. Last year the number grew by 44 percent to more than 3.4 million, accounting for more than a fourth of all foreign arrivals (15.5 million), Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) data shows. A 15-day visa waiver for South Korean tourists and a rise in the number of direct flights between the two countries have made Vietnam increasingly a leading choice for South Korean tourists. South Korean carriers Asiana and Jeju Air are offering daily flights between Busan and Da Nang, and the latter became the top foreign destination for South Koreans last summer, Korean e-commerce website Ticket Monster reported. Last … [Read more...] about Vietnam a magnet for South Korean travelers: report
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The promotional program includes a hand baggage of 10 kg and does not offer a free checked baggage allowance. The special tickets will be applied for flights departing from October 27, 2019 to March 28, 2020. The Korean carrier has operated 6 air routes from RoK to Vietnam’s cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and Da Nang, including the first service, Incheon-Hanoi since December, 2014. GM_EN_PC_ARTICLE_Native_ads Jeju Air’s routes to Vietnam are just behind the largest markets, Japan and China. The carrier has increased its number of seats from 150,000 in 2015 to 450,000 in 2017. As of October, 2018, the airline provided 720,000 seats. GM_EN_PC_ARTICLE_Inpage_Banner The budget airline currently serves 72 routes connecting several cities in the RoK and Asia Pacific cities. … [Read more...] about Jeju Air offers cheap tickets on routes between RoK, Vietnam
The Yonhap News Agency reports that in the first quarter of this year alone, a record high 1.11 million holidaymakers from South Korea visited Vietnam, up 24.1 percent from the previous year, surpassing the 1-million mark in a quarter for the first time. Last year, more than 3.4 million South Koreans visited Vietnam for a 44 percent year-on-year increase, accounting for more than one fourth of total international arrivals to the country (15.5 million), according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. "Vietnam remains one of the most favorite destinations for South Koreans. Famous tourist spots such as Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Da Nang and Hoi An are heavily favored, particularly middle-aged tourists," said Park Jong Sun, head of representative office of the Korea Tourism Board (KTO) in Vietnam. An unusual factor in growing interest in each other’s country has been the phenomenal success the Vietnamese men’s football team has achieved under their South Korean … [Read more...] about Vietnam to welcome a record 4 million South Koreans this year
The Hanoitimes - Many South Korean travelers described an impressive experience in Vietnam, for them: “home away from home!” Vietnam opens tourism promotion office in South Korea Vietnam aims to pocket US$30 billion from tourism in 2019 The number of South Korean visitors to Vietnam in 2018 hit 3.48 million, a surge of 44.3% from a year earlier, continuing the upward trend over the past years. South Korean visitors in Vietnam Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are abuzz with Korean culture while beachside destinations like Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc are tailored for Korean tastes, according to both domestic and foreign media. Reasons attributed to the surge in South Korean visitors are as follows. Firstly, geographical proximity. It takes average five hours to get to Vietnam from South Korea. The short distance is a favorable condition for young people who can save time to enjoy their vacation in the country of both modern and … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam so attractive to South Korean visitors?