Vietnam becomes top choice of Korean tourists in Southeast Asia

By VNA   May 23, 2024 | 04:16 pm PT
Vietnam becomes top choice of Korean tourists in Southeast Asia
South Korean tourists walk in Nha Trang in central Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Xuan Ngoc
Nearly 847,000 people from South Korea visited Vietnam in April, accounting for 31.1% of the total 2.7 million tourists from the country to Southeast Asian nations.

With many prominent destinations such as Da Nang, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Da Lat, Vietnam has risen to become the top destination in Southeast Asia for Korean holidaymakers, according to a report from the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

The number of tourists from Seoul to Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc in April were reported at 173,865, 141,130 and 53,680 passengers, respectively.

To meet the surging demand, South Korea's low-cost airlines have also increased flights to Vietnam, mostly on routes to Nha Trang and Phu Quoc.

From May 2024, T'way Air has launched an additional daily Busan-Nha Trang flight. The total number of direct routes operated by T'way Air to Vietnam has increased to three with departures from Incheon, Cheongju, and Busan.

From June 19, the Daegu-Nha Trang route will also be reoperated. The route was shut down after first operating in May 2019 before the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

Eastar Jet, which already operates flies from Incheon to Nha Trang, also said it will launch a new route to Phu Quoc starting from July 19 with a frequency of seven round trips per week.

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