May 17, 2019 11:05
The quarterly number of Koreans visiting Vietnam has surpassed the 1 million mark for the first time in the first quarter of this year.
The Korea Tourism Organization said on Thursday that the number of Korean visitors to the Southeast country jumped 24.4 percent or 892,000 to 1.11 million in the January-March period. Given the rise, it is expected that the total for the whole year will reach 4 million.
The annual number exceeded 1 million for the first time in 2015 with 1.15 million, and has been steadily increasing ever since, with 2.42 million in 2017 and 3.44 million last year.
The biggest destination for Korean tourists in the first quarter was Japan with 2.08 million.
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