Acting Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, signed today in Seoul with the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, Park Yang-woo, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation Bilateral in the field of tourism.
The MoU includes the creation of a working group to facilitate the implementation of the biannual program of Hispanic-Korean tourism 2020-2021. Both countries have pledged to exchange experiences, statistics and human resources in the field of tourism promotion, digital marketing, market intelligence, development of intelligent tourist destinations and sustainability, as well as to encourage the development of initiatives to increase tourism flows, especially emphasis on gastronomic, film, medical and business tourism.
For Reyes Maroto, “with the signing of this MoU, cooperation in a strategic area for this Government is reinforced, which will undoubtedly favor the increase in tourist flows; we want South Korean tourists to bet more and more on Spain as the main destination of their trips to Europe. ”
South Korea has become the third largest issuing market in Asia for Spain, virtually matched with Japan. Until August 435,000 South Korean tourists have arrived, representing an increase of 39.2% over the same period last year.