Top News KTO hosts special event to woo Vietnamese tourists By TTG Asia / Posted on 19 October, 2020 13:07 Vietnamese tourists can experience a trip to South Korea from now to December 6 at the Lotte Center Hanoi in Ba Dinh District, thanks to an event hosted by the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO). Amid global travel restrictions, KTO organised the Hi! Korea event to promote the destination to Vietnamese tourists, and to spark memories of their past visits to the country so as to inspire future travels. Visitors to the Hi! Korea event at the Lotte Center Hanoi learning to make Korean handicraft souvenirs A booth introducing South Korean tourism and culture is available with various activities for eight weeks. Visitors will have a chance to join mini-games to win prizes, wear traditional clothes, learn to make handicraft souvenirs and discover the country through virtual reality technology. Special events – such as a photo exhibition, K-pop cover dance, and a quiz show – will also take place on weekends to introduce South Korean tourism through different themes. Park Jong Sun, head of KTO Vietnam, said that the event is designed to spark curiosity about South Korea, in hopes of attracting more Vietnamese tourists to come to the country when the pandemic ends, adding that Vietnam remains an “important market”. The event marks the latest initiative by KTO’s Vietnam office to boost inbound tourism to South Korea amid the ongoing pandemic. Vietnam has been among South Korea’s top 10 tourist sources. The number of Vietnamese tourists to South Korea from January this year to the end of May was 73,490, marking a decrease of 195 per cent in comparison with the same period last year, reported various media outlets.