Danang’s tourism industry badly affected by MERS-CoV

(VOV) - The outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome caused by Corona virus (MERS-CoV) in the Republic of Korea (RoK) has badly affected travel agencies in Danang city.

According to the city Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the RoK has been among top 10 countries with a large number of tourists to Danang. The RoK ranked second with 107,008 arrivals to the city last year.

On average, some 11,000 RoK tourists arrived in Danang Airport a month.

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Representatives of Vietnam TravelMart, Omega, Vietravel and other travel agencies said that the number of Korean inbound visitors and the city’s outbound tourists to the RoK show a decline.

By June 11, the number of Korean tourists to Danang city through Omega Travel had been down by 30-40%, Chang by 50%, and Vitours by 5-10%.

Meanwhile, 95% of Danang tourists cancelled their trips to the RoK in June.