Accordingly, KTO is permitted to open its representative office in Viet Nam, based in Ha Noi, and implement tourism promotional activities in conformity with laws of Viet Nam. The MoCST also authorises the VNAT’s supervision over the operation of the representative office.
Addressing at the ceremony, Deputy General Director Nguyen Manh Cuong said, in the first 9 months of 2012, the Korean tourist arrivals to Viet Nam increase by 38% over the same period last year, making Korea the 2nd position among top source markets of Viet Nam tourism. The opening of the KTO’s representative office would facilitate the promotion of Korea image to Vietnamese public and enhance the exchange and relationship between the two countries, Cuong stressed.
Mr. Park Iearak emphasised the MoCST’s permission to the opening of KTO’s representative office brings significant meaning in the context of 20th anniversary of Viet Nam – Korea diplomatic ties and celebration of Republic of Korea’s National Day (October 3rd). He also hoped that there would be abundant opportunities for tourism cooperation and development between the two sides in the coming time.