Visit Korea Committee Activities

Review Meeting on the Outcomes of the Korea Grand Sale On Tuesday, March 14, a standing banner of the Visit Korea Committee was set up at the trendy looking Stay Round Gee on the Hongdae Streets. This day, a meeting was held to review the outcomes of the Korea Grand Sale. It was joined by representatives from the participant companies of the Korea Grand Sale. The logo of the Korea Grand Sale matches well with the finger food, doesn’t it? 😀 At the entrance, the attendees put their business cards into the box for a lucky draw event scheduled at the end of the meeting. Would they get their desired gifts? The meeting began with a witty introduction by MC Nam Gwan-woo, who had also served as the MC at the previous Korea Sale FESTA event. Of course, this remarkable meeting couldn’t be proceeded without a welcoming address of Secretary-General Han Kyung-ah! She gave thanks to all attendees who honored this meeting by their presence even with their busy schedule and promised that the Visit Korea Committee would continue its efforts to better satisfy their needs. A special guest invited from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism remarked “We always welcome your creative ideas on how to further develop the Korea Grand Sale.” 🙂 And it was followed by a brief report on the outcomes of the Korea Grand Sale by Visit Korea Committee Manager Kim Hyeon-joon. According to a survey of foreign tourists, more than four out of five respondents were satisfied with the Korea Grand Sale, and 79% were willing to visit Korea again! I felt so proud of the great contribution of the Korea Grand Sale to making “a Korea that people want to visit again.” 😀 Now is an awards ceremony for top business performers. The representatives of Shinsegae Department Store and Airport Railroad received the Award of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, along with HK Express flight tickets and flower bouquets! And the Award of the Chairman of the Visit Korea Committee was granted to Jayjun Cosmetic, Everland, Shinsegae Department Store, The Face Shop, Tony Moly, Lotte Department Store, and SM Duty Free! Congratulations! 😀 Before those who didn’t won the prizes were disappointed, another chance was given: The Lucky Draw Game! Once a winner was picked out, this fortunate person picked out the subsequent winner to share the luck. The subsequent winner then picked out the next lucky one, and so forth. The review meeting ended with this heartwarming game. ^_^ Please continue your cheering support for the Korea Grand Sale to develop year after year until it completely positions as a representative shopping & tour festival enjoyable for both locals and foreigners!
Date : 2017/03/23 | Views : 30
2016–2018 Visit Korea Year Participates in ITB Berlin, Germany The 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year came up in Berlin, Germany! The ITB Berlin is one of the largest trade show in Europe. Held at Messe Berlin, the 2017 trade show attracted over 180,000 visitors from 11,000 businesses based in over 190 countries. As a participant in the 2017 ITB Berlin, the Visit Korea Committee successfully get more people familiar with the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year! The Korea booth was so apparent even from far away! At the booth, the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games was imaged with a motif of a sheep ranch in a beautiful snow landscape of Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province. Next year is so eagerly anticipated! 🙂 A variety of promotional videos were publicizing Korea. Among them, of course, was the video of the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year! From March 8th to 10th, a consultation meeting was held for travel agencies. Look! There are many kinds of promotional materials prepared by the Visit Korea Committee! (The renewed Visit Korea Year leaflet is so lovely. ^^) During the B2B consultation meeting, visitors were informed about the various benefits and useful tips offered by the Visit Korea Committee for free individual tourists (FITs). As many European tourists prefer to be FITs, so these offers are more than perfect for them! In addition, a briefing session took place where travel agencies were introduced to the programs of the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year. Thankfully, everybody in attendance kept attention to our presentations throughout the event, from the beginning with the promotional videos until we say goodbye. It’s an event of playing Yunnori, a traditional Korean board game. 🙂 Yunnori was really enjoyed by everybody, men and women, young and old. Even just seeing them got me so excited! I hope this traditional Korean board game could help raise greater interest in Korea and the Visit Korea Year. Darting in and out of different places all over the world, the staff members of the Visit Korea Committee are always busy publicizing the Visit Korea Year! They took a photo with the mascots of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Soohorang and Bandabi. ^^
Date : 2017/03/20 | Views : 61
Visit Korea Committee Holds MOU Signing Ceremony for Visit Jeonbuk 2017 On February 28, the proclamation ceremony of the Visit Jeonbuk 2017 was held at Four Seasons Hotel! The Visit Korea Committee signed a business agreement with North Jeolla Province and the Korea Tourism Organization. This agreement aimed to more vigorously attract tourists from home and abroad based on association between the Visit Jeonbuk 2017 and the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year. Like always, we joined this event to capture the scene in detail! The event hall was busy with Travel Mart (consultations). Travel agencies were presenting various tours in North Jeolla Province on their booths. Now the official event of the Visit Jeonbuk 2017 has begun. The event started with a performance offered by the North Jeolla province Institute for Korea Traditional Performing Arts. As a pride of North Jeolla Province that deserves global recognition, the traditional performance showed us a very appealing story. It very well presented North Jeolla Province’s own distinctive, attractive culture. As it proceeded with the MOU signing ceremony, Visit Korea Committee Chairman Park Sam-koo appeared. (From left) Chairman Park Sam-koo of the Visit Korea Committee, Governor Song Ha-jin of North Jeolla Province, President Jung Chang-soo of the Korea Tourism Organization We expect the great synergy that will be made between the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year and the Visit Jeonbuk 2017. As the last part of the event, a commemorative performance was played with the main guests. The dynamic and splendid performance was so amazing! We will work harder to attract more foreign tourists not only in this year, but until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Date : 2017/03/17 | Views : 60
Completion Ceremony for the 15th University Students’ National Smile Team On March 3, the Visit Korea Committee held the completion ceremony of the 15th University Students’ National Smile Team at Ferrum Hall, Ferrum Tower in Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul. At the event, the 150 members of the 15th University Students’ National Smile Team participated in various programs, including reporting results of their activities, Smile Awards, K-Smile Campaign flash-mob, and awards ceremony for the most outstanding group and individual. We had a fulfilling time looking back and finishing their activities carried out for five months. The 15th team publicized the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year and K-Smile Campaign and staged different activities to spread a culture of kindness among the Korean public for five months. Now they’ve completed every task as National Smile Team members, but they gave their word that as citizens they would continue their efforts of spreading the culture of kindness. The University Students’ National Smile Team filled up all seats. And a presentation was delivered to review the activities carried out for five months. Now is the Smile Awards! The students on the stage look a little bit nervous. Part II has begun with the K-Smile flash-mob. The students are enjoying themselves walking onto the stage. The representatives of the 25 groups received medals. It was so meaningful and rewarding to every member. It was followed by the main event that awarded the outstanding group and individual. Her beautiful, fascinating smile tells us why she could win the Smile Prize. These are the winners of the grand prize. On the stage, some of they were touched, even to tears. Lastly, a commemorative photo was taken. Thus, all activities of the 15th University Students’ National Smile have finished. I believe that they will continue spreading the culture of friendliness in their respective positions! ^^
Date : 2017/03/14 | Views : 84
Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Members of the 15th Global Promotional Delegation for Korean Culture and Tours On February 27, the Visit Korea Committee held the awards ceremony for outstanding delegates of the 15th Global Promotional Delegation for Korean Culture and Tours at VANK Seowon in Bomun-dong, Seoul. The outstanding delegates received certificates of merit, medals, and souvenirs in recognition of commendable services. They also had the opportunity to share their experiences. On February 27, the Visit Korea Committee held the awards ceremony for outstanding delegates of the 15th Global Promotional Delegation for Korean Culture and Tours at VANK Seowon in Bomun-dong, Seoul. The outstanding delegates received certificates of merit, medals, and souvenirs in recognition of commendable services. They also had the opportunity to share their experiences. <Presenter 1 / Delegate Oh Saemi> Delegate Oh Saemi, who played a part in making a Korea foreign tourists long to visit again, shares her experience of customizing the K-Smile Campaign for her international friends. <Presenter 2 / Delegate Lee Harim > It was a great delight to hear Delegate Lee Harim talk about how she participated in promoting the K-Smile Campaign and Korean culture by wearing hanbok (traditional Korean dress) and taekwondo uniform at various tourist attractions. Last but not least, the outstanding delegates of the 15th delegation posed for a group photo. Based on their experiences with the Global Promotional Delegation for Korean Culture and Tours, we hope that the delegates will continue to dream big, and contribute to spreading Korean culture and the K-Smile Campaign all over the world. 🙂
Date : 2017/03/06 | Views : 630