Visit Korea Committee Activities

“Visit Korea Year” Promoted at the 2017 World Travel Market in London, UK   The Visit Korea Committee joined the Korea exhibition at the 2017 World Travel Market, which was held in the UK from November 6th to 8th, to publicize the Visit Korea Year. At the Korea exhibition, Korean airliners, hotels, travel agencies, and local governments, as well as the Visit Korea Committee, promoted the charms of Korea and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, drawing the attention of many visitors. 🙂 The Korea exhibition was so crowded with visitors! Do you see Soohorang, the mascot of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games? The exhibition showcased a variety of tourism products of Gangwon Province, where the PyeongChang Olympics will be held. It also offered Korean food and culture experience activities, virtual reality activities, and free giveaways, attracting many visitors! The Visit Korea Committee’s booth also enjoyed a lot of visitors. As a promotional booth for the 2016-2018 Visit Korea Year, it focused particularly on Korea tourism services for foreign travelers. 🙂 At a “like” event, visitors received tourism leaflets and free giveaways. You should really come to Korea! The country has more surprises than you can imagine. “Korea Tourism Networking,” one of the main events at the Korea exhibition, introduced 80 local UK reporters and tourism professionals to various aspects of Korea. We were nervous and excited hosting such a big event and curious about how they would think of Korea. The Korea Tour Card is an unmissable item in a promotion of Korea. This well-rounded card is comparable to the Oyster Card and London Pass in the UK. We explained the guests a wide range of benefits provided by the Korea Tour Card available for shopping, sightseeing, cultural experiences, food, and others. Our presentation was well received by them. Some of the guests showed genuine interest in the Korea Tour Card and told us that they would like to use it if they have a chance to visit Korea. 🙂 We highly recommend it! Our mission doesn’t end there. Now we’ll keep up our efforts to promote the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and to increase return visits to Korea! Please keep your interest in our activities.
Date : 2017/11/22 | Views : 14
Date : 2017/11/08 | Views : 209
The University Students’ National Smile Team Has Hospitality Culture Exchange in Niigata Prefecture     While Korea is busy preparing for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, Japan is also not far away from hosting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games! As Korea and Japan are to welcome many foreign visitors from now on, the two countries decided to hold a special event to spread a culture of friendly hospitality among their people. The University Students’ National Smile Team, always at the forefront of promoting a culture of kindness, spent two nights in Niigata Prefecture, Japan, from October 24 while sharing their practices of kindness. Let’s take a look at how our proud students were working to spread a culture of kindness even abroad. 🙂 Japan is famous for its hot springs! For hospitality training, we visited a hotel with the Yutagami Hot Spring, which is popular with foreign visitors. Under a program of omotenashi—a Japanese mindset that covers the virtues, kindness, and hospitality necessary for tourism—we learned about the Japanese culture of kindness and also took part in hands-on activities! We were back in Niigata three months after the last visit in July where the prefecture and the Visit Korea Committee signed an MOU! This time we were together with our student members, adding to the excitement. 🙂 In this visit, we opened up new channels of communication, talking about the progress made by the K-Smile Campaign since the signing of the MOU and our experiences in the hospitality training! Niigata Prefecture’s Vice-Governor Takai Morio presented us with souvenirs, including dolls of the prefecture’s mascot, and offered words of encouragement to the University Students’ National Smile Team members, who are working hard to promote the K-Smile Campaign. With renewed energy we headed to our next destination, the Airline International & Resort College. We spent time with the students sharing the respective hospitality each party practices at a student level aiming to make the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games a success, and also engaged in activities to expand mutual exchanges! Even though we were only there for a short time, we were able to become good friends quickly since we all shared the same goal of spreading kindness culture! We learned a lot and spent some quality time with the other students. The Visit Korea Committee, the University Students’ National Smile Team, and Niigata Prefecture will take the lead in spreading a culture of kindness for the success of the mega-events that each country will be hosting from next year!
Date : 2017/10/27 | Views : 64
2016–2018 Visit Korea Year Promoted at International France Travel Market     We visited the International France Travel Market (IFTM) to promote the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year, where countries from all over the world had come together! For four days from September 26th to the 29th, we carried out promotional activities from a variety of different concepts. Perhaps thanks to the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Korea’s popularity was exploding! With so many different countries participating, the event halls were packed with interesting sights you couldn’t take your eyes off of! Shall we take a look at the attractions Korea’s promotional booths offered to visitors? The Korea Tour Card is a must need for foreigners visiting Korea. Thanks to the love of tourists, the Korea Tour Card has already sold over 120,000! Next time you visit Korea, please try out the Korea Tour Card. 🙂 Besides this, we showed videos and explained to visitors about the programs provided by the Visit Korea Committee including the Hands-Free Service and the Korea Sale FESTA. 🙂 The 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year is always ready to welcome visitors! Visitors could ask more details at these consultation tables arranged inside one of Korea’s booths! Korea is a must-visit travel destination full of tourist sites and landmarks where the traditional and the modern come together. It is also host to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. There was also a K-Food promotional booth attracting the taste buds of foreigners!! A variety of food and drinks were prepared to demonstrate that there is more to Korean food besides bibimbap and bulgogi. Everyone paid their compliments on the deliciousness of the food while enjoying their meals! He was demonstrating the dragon’s beard candy—a delight both to the taste and to the eyes! It’s a popular snack among foreigners visiting Korea’s Insa-dong or Myeong-dong. It felt refreshing to watch it being demonstrated here in France along with the locals.  And it tasted absolutely great! And how about the event where you could get your name carefully written in Hangul (Korean characters)? 🙂 Even if the characters were unfamiliar, wouldn’t you enjoy seeing your own name being written in them? People focused intently as each brush stroke created new characters! How did you like the four days filled with various events and experiences to try out at the International France Travel Market? We felt so blessed to have been able to virtually experience so many different countries and promote Korea to many foreigners. We hope to see you again with more promotional activities that will help make Korea a country that foreigners would like to visit again. 
Date : 2017/10/19 | Views : 530
A Visit to Dongdaemun for the Korea Sale FESTA     The Korea Sale FESTA is a much-loved event that offers big discounts and bargains. On September 29, we went to Doota Mall in Dongdaemun to check out the Korea Sale FESTA. Ta-da! The Tourist Service Center (TSC) was stationed in front of Doota Mall. Staff members in yellow uniforms were welcoming visitors to the Korea Sale FESTA. The place was full of events and attractions, and the lively atmosphere filled me with excitement. The K-Smile campaign aims to make Korea a friendlier place to visit. This mother and a daughter decided to join the campaign by signing a kindness pledge together. If you come across the TSC, why not take the time to make a kindness pledge yourself? Foreign tourists smile for the camera after receiving help from tour guides and interpreters at the TSC. That day there was a special visit by Na Jong Min, the First Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Mr. Na took a look around the event along with Secretary-General Han Kyung-ah and gave words of encouragement to the members of the University Students’ National Smile Team. We took a group photo in front of the TSC and pledged to do our best until the end of Korea Sale FESTA. The TSC was still running late into the night, helping foreign visitors to enjoy a pleasant shopping experience at Doota Mall. The TSC will continue to visit many places throughout the Korea Sale FESTA. Where will it go next? Look out for more from the TSC in the future! The TSC will be there to make your trip more convenient!
Date : 2017/10/13 | Views : 551