Vietnamese tourists to RoK rise sharply

(VOV) -The number of Vietnamese tourists travelling to the Republic of Korea (RoK) jumped 29.8% year-on-year reaching 57,275 in the first five months of the year.

The information was released by Kang Sungghil, chief representative of RoK Tourism Organization in Vietnam at a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on July 11.

The country expects to welcome over 140,000 Vietnamese visitors this year, Sungghil said.

At the conference, Yoo Seoung O, a representative from the RoK Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, said that more than 3,000 Vietnamese tourists came to the RoK through travel awards in the first half of 2014, up 32% compared to the same period last year.

It is most likely that the number will keep increasing rapidly in the coming time, he added.