Videsh Maharaj, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and the Arts, said the country’s strategic vision for cultural diplomacy is not only about showcasing its vibrant culture to the world but about harnessing the economic potential of its cultural heritage by quantifying the economic benefits of cultural tourism.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will provide a record KRW 1.74 trillion in content policy financing to have domestic content become a leader on the world market this year.
Bajo la gestión de la Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura en Brasil (OEI) desde principios de este mes, se ha inaugurado hoy en Salvador, Bahía, la Casa das Histórias de Salvador (CHS), el primer centro de interpretación del patrimonio de la capital de Bahía, como resultado de una asociación con el gobierno municipal de la ciudad, por iniciativa del Departamento Municipal de Cultura y Turismo.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) aim to bring 20 million visitors to Korea this year. On Friday, the Culture Ministry announced its large-scale marketing plans to achieve the feat.
South Korea has announced that it will launch a new visa specifically for enthusiasts of South Korean culture. The Hallyu visa, also being called the “K-culture training visa,” will allow non-Koreans who register at local performing arts academies to stay in the country for up to two years. Hallyu, which translates to “Korean Wave,” refers to the enormous global popularity of South Korea’s cultural economy exporting K-pop culture through music, films and other artistic mediums.
The Vietnam National Authority of Tourism (VNAT) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on December 26 organised a workshop on ASEAN festival tourism. At the workshop, experts and policymakers from ASEAN countries exchanged information and experiences to develop festival tourism and connect destinations in the region.