PANO – The Republic of Korea-ASEAN Centre in association with the Vietnam’s General Department of Tourism launched Korean language training course for tourist staff on April 25 th at the Korean Cultural Centre at 49 Nguyen Du Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi to promote tourism industry in Vietnam.
Trainees are from the Korea-ASEAN Centre, the Vietnam’s General Department of Tourism, the Korean Cultural Centre in Vietnam and 20 others working in tourist services.
Similar course will be organised in Cambodia soon as well as in Laos, Myanmar and Thailand and will be carried out in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore next year.
Vietnam has become a favourite destination of Korean and international tourists. The number of Korean tourists to Vietnam continued to rise over the past years (numbers reached around 500,000 in 2011), ranking second among countries having tourists to Vietnam. The Korean language-training program will be part of the efforts to improve tourist service quality and increase its competitiveness to attract more tourists.
Translated by Tran Hoai
Korea-ASEAN Centre, an international organisation, was formed in March 2009 to expand trading activities and to promote investment and culture and tourism exchange between ASEAN member countries and Korea. Projects between RoK and ASEAN member countries have greatly contributed to strengthening friendly relations between people of the Republic of Korea and ASEAN member countries.