Two countries' tourism possibilities
- Korea may be travelled to as it's contained Covid-19
- KTO urged to tie up with local counterpart, Korean embassy to boost tourism business
- 17,952 Bangladeshis visited South Korea in 2019
- Bangladesh has several Buddhist sites to attract Korean tourists
- S Korea offers 100+ halal food restaurants for Bangladeshis
South Korea and Bangladesh have enormous opportunities to boost their bilateral tourism business in the post-Covid-19 era as the natural serenity and rich culture can open the windows of travelling prospects between the two nations.
Tour operators and policymakers from both the countries said this in a webinar organised on Tuesday by the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO), in association with TravTalk.
The speakers highlighted the beautiful tourist spots of both the countries, which would be ideal for the travellers.
Md Rafeuzzaman, president of Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh, said, "Bangladesh is a country of six seasons while South Korea is of four. Besides, we have several Buddhist sites which can attract Korean tourists."
"We urge the KTO to tie up with the local counterpart and Korean embassy in Dhaka to boost the prospects," he added.
Young Geul Choi, deputy director of the KTO, mentioned 17,952 visitors from Bangladesh travelled to South Korea last year.
"Korea Tourism Organisation is looking forward to welcoming more travellers from Bangladesh in the years to come," he said.
South Korea is one of the few countries that successfully managed Covid-19 infection. So, the country would be a good destination for travellers in the post-Covid-19 era, he also said.
Sandeep Dutta, marketing manager of the KTO, said, "Abound with Unesco World Heritage sites, South Korea is heaven for curious tourists. The natural beauty, awesome weather and rich culture of Korea attract tourists from all over the world."
"We have more than 100 halal food providing restaurants, which is ideal for the travellers from Bangladesh," he added.