MANILA, Philippines — Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Monday signed an agreement to boost tourism ties between the Philippines and South Korea, a big source of foreign visitors for the past nine years.
According to a statement issued on Tuesday, Puyat and South Korean Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Park Yang Woo signed the five-year Implementation Program on Tourism Cooperation (IPTC) in Busan, South Korea.
“For nine years now, Korea is undisputed in its position as the top source market of the Philippines,” Puyat said in a speech she delivered during the signing. “With this renewed pledge on tourism cooperation between the Philippines and Korea, we are hopeful we can sustain and intensify the already-strong ties with Korea that we enjoy.”
Valid from 2019 to 2024, the IPTC aims to introduce joint programs and activities that will bolster two-way tourism promotion and align tourism efforts between the Philippines and South Korea, facilitate deeper and meaningful interactions between Filipinos and South Koreans, and strengthen overall cooperation of the two countries on matters concerning tourist safety, security, and quality assurance.
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