DA NANG (VNS) — In a bid to increase tourism between Viet Nam's central region and cities of Korea, the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) in Viet Nam was sponsoring a roadshow.

During the event, KTO also presented Korea Travel Awards to local travel agencies.

Da Nang and world heritage sites in the central region have been favourite destinations for Korean tourists in recent years, with fresh seafood and pristine beaches.

Over 55,000 Korean tourists visited Da Nang in the year 2013, an 82 per cent increase over the same period last year.

There are 12 flights from Korea to Da Nang every week, carrying an average of 1,500 passengers travelling between Da Nang and Korea.

The central coastal city hosted over 2.7 million tourists in 2013, said officials. — VNS