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The lack of direct flights prevents tourism development between Kamchatka and the Republic of Korea
Within the framework of the round table "Draft model for the development of cooperation in the field of navigation and fisheries between the Republic of Korea and the Kamchatka Territory", among other things, factors hindering the development of tourism between the two regions were discussed, the press service of the head of the Kamchatka Territory reported. an increase in the two-way tourist flow is the lack of direct air links.
The delegation from the Republic of Korea included representatives of the Maritime Institute of Korea, the Maritime Institute of the Asia-Pacific Region, the Korean Shipowners Association, the Department of Science and Arts of the Sungok Museum, Gyeonggi University, and Congress-Visit-Bureau. The Russian side was headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory Vladimir Galitsyn.
During the meeting, the parties reviewed various areas of cooperation, including issues related to tourism. Since 2014, a visa-free regime has been introduced between the Republic of Korea and Russia for up to 30 days. According to statistics from the Korean side, in the first quarter of the year 2014, entry into Korea from Russia increased by 16%, while the flow of tourists from Korea in the opposite direction remained unchanged, but overall the outbound tourist flow from Korea to Russia is 14 million.
During the meeting, the need to develop a website about Kamchatka tourism in Korean was noted. Members of the delegation of the Republic of Korea expressed their readiness to jointly hold the next Environmental Forum in Kamchatka.