“National Smile Team Will Step Forward in Unity
to Make South Korea an Even Friendlier Place”
- The Visit Korea Committee plans to appoint 132 members of the National Smile Team -
- An oath will be made by representatives working at eight points of contact with foreigners, including ports of entry/exit and customs, transportation, accommodation, shopping, restaurants, tour guiding, and the tourist police -
The Visit Korea Committee (chaired by Park Sam-koo) is going to hold an appointment ceremony for the members of the 2016 Workers’ National Smile Team on Monday, December 19 at 3:00 pm at National Central Museum in Yongsan, Seoul. The new appointees are a total of 132 people who work at different points of contact with foreign tourists, including entry/exit and customs, transportation, accommodation, shopping, restaurants, tour guiding, and the tourist police. After their appointment, the ceremony will be proceeded with their speeches on impressions of being new members, a congratulatory performance, and watching an introductory video to the National Smile Teams. The new members will participate in a variety of the K-Smile Campaign activities to make “South Korea an even friendlier place” at the front lines of the tourism industry.
To appoint new members of the Workers’ National Smile Team, the committee annually finds outstanding workers in the tourism industry who contribute to spreading a culture of kindness at points of contact with foreign visitors. These members are selected by screening recommendees of related agencies both in the public and private sectors. Since the first appointment in 2010, a total of 413 people have been appointed, currently active in spreading the K-Smile Campaign.
*For inquiries, please contact Jung Soo-jin, Service Improvement Team (firstname.lastname@example.org, ☏ +82-2-720-7335)