Vietnam to open tourism office in Korea: local media
HANOI (Yonhap) -- Vietnam plans to open a tourism office in South Korea as part of a plan to draw more Korean visitors to the Southeast Asian nation, local media reported Sunday.
Vietnam's Culture, Sports and Tourism Ministry has reported the plan to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, local media reports said. Details, such as when and where the envisioned office will open, have yet to be finalized, they said.
South Korean tourists to Vietnam totaled 274,000 in the January-April period, a sharp 49.3 percent rise from the same period last year, becoming the second largest group of foreign tourists after their Chinese counterparts.
In March, Vietnam signed an agreement with Japan to open a similar tourism office there.