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Korea Tourism Organization Opens Manila Office

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The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has opened an office in Manila, Philippines.

The office is KTOs first in the Philippines, and will benefit those travelers wishing to learn more about Korea as prime MICE, leisure travel and medical tourism destination, as well as local travel agencies, tour operators, and airlines.

Mr. Sangyong Zhu, the appointed Director of the Korea Tourism Organization office in Manila, said that KTO will be spearheading marketing activities like developing new travel packages, introducing Korean medical tourism, and advertising campaigns that will cater to the demands of Filipino travelers.

According to recent statistics, almost one million Korean people visited the Philippines, and 337 thousand Filipinos - or 3.4% of the total number of 9.8 million foreign visitors to Korea, visited Korea last year.

The new Manila office will help the KTO meet its objectives for 2012 of an approximately 10% increase in visitor arrivals over 2011.

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