South Korean visitors to Hanoi during the Lunar New Year holiday increased by 44% on-year. According to the Hanoi Department of Tourism, up to 514,866 tourists came to Hanoi during the Tet holiday from February 2-10, up 10.3% compared to the same period of last year. Hanoi saw a sharp rise in tourists during Tet Foreign visitors from 141 countries and territories accounted for 162,676 people, up 15%. Among those, South Korean travellers to the city grew up to 44% on-year with 11,981 people, followed by Malaysia with 38% and Taiwan with 28%. This was followed by visitors from China, the US, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and Japan. The department added that the capital city’s tourism sector pulled in total revenue of VND2.03 trillion (USD86.95 million) during Tet, up 33.3% against the same period last year. Local 3-5 star hotels saw room occupancy rates of around 60%. South Koreans have been among the biggest groups of visitors to Vietnam in recent years, with more … [Read more...] about South Korean visitors to Hanoi surge during Tet
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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?
South Korean tourists in Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Việt Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The number of South Korean tourists to Việt Nam is expected to rise by 30 per cent this year to reach more than 3.3 million, the second largest tourist market in the country behind China, according to the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism. In the first 11 months of this year, the country welcomed 3.16 million South Korean visitors, up 46.5 per cent compared to the same period last year. During the period, a total of 427,000 Vietnamese visitors visited South Korea, an increase of 42 per cent year-on-year, according to the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) in Việt Nam. The South Korean government’s new visa policy, which began on December 3 for Vietnamese residents living in Hà Nội, HCM City and Đà Nẵng, will offer multiple-entry visas which will be valid for up to five years. The new visa programme is … [Read more...] about South Korean visitors to rise to 3.3 million
By Ngoc Truong  November 24, 2018 | 07:11 pm GMT+7 A South Korean tourist was caught in Da Nang after robbing a taxi driver at knifepoint. Park Young Jun, 49, was detained on November 23 by Ngu Hanh Son District police in Da Nang city. The South Korean got into a taxi driven by Vo Van Duc to travel from Hue City to a hotel in Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang. On Vo Nguyen Giap Street in Da Nang, Park asked Duc to stop the taxi and then forced him at knifepoint to hand over two mobile phones worth around VND1.3 million ($56). According to the police, when Duc managed to open the door and shout for help, Park fled the scene. The driver and other residents chased the tourist until the police arrived and caught the suspect. Park Young Jun had entered Da Nang in August on a 15-day visa exemption, but stayed on illegally. South Koreans have become one of the biggest groups of visitors to Vietnam in recent years. In 2017, Vietnam welcomed 2.4 million South Korean visitors. … [Read more...] about South Korean tourist detained for robbing taxi driver in central Vietnam
The Golden Bridge in the Ba Na Hills, Da Nang City, has proven to be a very popular tourism attraction. Photo by Shutterstock With 33.7 percent of total reservations, Vietnam is the most popular Southeast Asian destination for South Koreans this year, according to the South Korean news agency. It cited Hanoi Tour, a prominent travel agency in South Korea, as saying South Korean bookings to Southeast Asian countries for December ranked first among all overseas reservations. Thailand and the Philippines are also popular destinations for South Koreans. The report said Da Nang’s renowned resorts contributed to Vietnam’s popularity. It also noted that as winter arrives in the last month of the year, South Koreans look for warmer climes in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries. Besides the Southeast Asian nations, Japan occupies 18 percent of all reservations, while in December 2017, it claimed first place at 44.8 percent. Vietnam a favorite escape from South Korean … [Read more...] about Vietnam a favorite escape from South Korean winter