S. Korea and Philippines seek to boost cooperation in tourism industry

S. Korea and Philippines seek to boost cooperation in tourism industry


the Philippines one of South Korea’s
Court tourism partners saw the manila signed an agreement to boost cooperation
and improve traveler safety Kim Magan sat down with a Filipino tourism
secretary for the specifics on the plan measures South Korea and the Philippines
have agreed to further boost cooperation in the tourism industry on the sidelines
of the 2019 asean-korea commemorative summit Korea’s Ministry of Culture
Sports and Tourism Tokyo and the Philippines tourism secretary Bernadette
runu Lafayette signed an agreement on the implementation of a 2016 MoU on
tourism cooperation the agreement includes plans to increase the exchanges
of tourism experts share statistics on related data and hold joint security
exercises speaking with Arirang TV the Philippines tourism secretary said that
the agreement is essential to promoting sustainable cooperation we value our
relationship with Korea so hopefully with the implementing agreement we will
be having more programs together joint promotions how we can promote
sustainable tourism together and how we can further increase the numbers between
the two countries secretary who had also said that the Philippines is working to
increase the number of direct flights from Seoul and expand its Korean
translation services despite the active tourist exchanges there still seems to
be lingering concerns about safety in the aftermath of several safety
incidents in the country the minister said safety is one of their
top priorities alongside the tours there are tens of thousands of South Korean
residents living in the Philippines but many of them still are concerned about
the possible dangers they might experience in the Philippines what kind
of plans does the Philippine government have to put these concerns into rest
yesterday during the bilateral meeting between the two presidents and we were
present our president president to tear they assured the Korean government that
first we will ensure the safety of our Korean tourists
as if as we’ve said the Koreans are our friends or family and we will make sure
that any place they go to the country is very safe
in fact in cooperation with the Philippine National Police we have what
we call pop cops to ensure the safety of our own isn’t stressing that South Korea
is the Philippines number one source of tourists and that Filipinos have a deep
love for Korean culture the Tourism Minister vowed to continue bolstering
opportunities for cooperation Kim Morgan Arirang news Busan