Visit Korea Committee Activities

Visit Korea Committee Attends Korea Travel Expo 2017 The Visit Korea Committee attended the Korea Travel Expo 2017, which was held at Halls C and D1 of COEX from February 16 to 19. The Korea Travel Expo, an annual event launched in 2004, contributes to local economic development by providing travel information and attracting more tourists to travel across Korea. This year, the travel fair was attended by more than 100,000 visitors. The Tourist Service Center, run by the Visit Korea Committee, promoted the Pledge of Kindness, the Visit Korea Year, and the Korea Grand Sale to locals. The Korea Travel Expo kicked off with the opening ceremony. Many visitors joined in the long queue in front of the Tourist Service Center. Promotional materials on the Visit Korea Year, the Korea Grand Sale, and the K-Smile Campaign were distributed in front of the Tourist Service Center. The visitors participated by taking a Pledge of Kindness. Many foreign tourists who attended the event showed great interest in the projects and activities of the Visit Korea Committee. Tuho, a traditional game of throwing arrows into a pot, was very popular among those traveling with family. Many visitors left messages in the guestbook. The Korea Travel Expo was a valuable opportunity for the Visit Korea Community to promote its activities, including the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year, to locals and tourists. The Visit Korea Committee will continue to attend various travel fairs at home and abroad to promote the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year.
Date : 2017/02/25 | Views : 10
Special Theme Weeks of the Korea Grand Sale at the Dongdaemun Event Center Today, we bring to you the latest news on the Korea Grand Sale, one of Asia’s largest festival of shopping, culture, and tours. Even at this very moment, the Dongdaemun Event Center is at the heart of festivities. Let’s take a look at the host of activities that went on at the Event Center according to its four weekly themes. A total of four exciting weekly themes were arranged for the Korea Grand Sale. [Must-Buy Week: Prizes for Purchases] During the Must-Buy Week, the first thematic week of the Korea Grand Sale, foreigners had the opportunity to win prizes according to their purchases. The prizes included concert tickets and beauty products such as sheet masks and makeup kits. [Must-See Week: Performances] The second thematic week of the Korea Grand Sale was the Must-See Week, featuring a variety of exciting performances. The first was a cover dance performance of popular K-pop artists! Five female dancers wowed the large crowd at the Dongdaemun Event Center with their spectacular, energetic moves. The second performance was the Korean traditional play. Both locals and foreigners were drawn to a modern interpretation of Simcheongjeon, which is a representative tale of the Joseon Dynasty era. Thanks to the witty lines and impressive acting, everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly despite the cold weather. [Must-Do Week: Korean Traditional Games] It’s the Must-Do Week of the Korea Grand Sale. The Event Center offers various events for tourists during this week. The most popular is the chance to try out Korea’s traditional games. Throughout history, Koreans have played different traditional games. The first program is tuho, or pitch-pot. The players throw arrows from a distance into a pot, and those with the most arrows in the pot win the game. This game used to be played by the yangban, which was the ruling class during the Joseon Dynasty. Today, it can be played by anyone, anywhere. The second program is jegichagi. The players kick a jegi in the air, and those who prevent it from falling to the ground for the longest time win the game. Jegichagi is one of the popular traditional games in Korea. Visit the Dongdaemun Event Center to participate in traditional games and enjoy the opportunity to win prizes before the Korea Grand Sale is over! The Korea Grand Sale! A variety of events awaits you. Don’t miss out! Do drop by the Event Center. :)
Date : 2017/02/22 | Views : 61
Workers’ National Smile Team Gathers for 2017 Meeting On February 15, the Workers’ National Smile Team Meeting 2017 was held at Ferrum Hall, Ferrum Tower in Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul. All twelve batches, commissioned from 2010 to 2016, gathered for the meaningful event. The Visit Korea Committee joined in to witness the historic meeting. A photo exhibit greets us at the event hall. The warm smiles of the Workers’ National Smile Team brighten the atmosphere. :) There are beautiful corsages waiting to be worn by the members of the National Smile Team. The corsages seem to reflect the kindness of their souls. A member of the National Smile Team poses in front of the photo wall. The National Smile Team Meeting officially begins. At this event, the members shared activities from the past year and exchanged opinions on future preparations for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. (10th Batch / Yoo Sun-deok, Cultural Tour Guide, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do) To further motivate the National Smile Team, outstanding members received special recognition and were given the opportunity to share their thoughts. (11th Batch / Kwon Tae-hee, Cultural Tour Guide, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do) During the free presentation session, the members talked about their experiences of spreading the culture of hospitality, and gave suggestions for the Visit Korea Committee. One, two, three, cheese! :) The event ended with a commemorative group photo. Once again, we’d like to express our gratitude to the Workers’ National Smile Team, who are playing a key role in spreading hospitality culture to make a Korea where people want to visit again. Please continue to greet foreigners with your warm smiles.
Date : 2017/02/22 | Views : 19
<K-Smile Campaign During the Winter Travel Week> Myeong-dong, Chuncheon City, Gangwon Province On January 21, the Visit Korea Committee held a K-Smile Campaign in Myeong-dong, Chuncheon City, Gangwon Province. This campaign took place during the Winter Travel Week. The event was attended by representatives of various organizations, including the Visit Korea Committee, University Students’ National Smile Team, Korea Tourism Organization, Gangwon Provincial Office, Chuncheon City Office, and Gangwon Tourism Association Myeong-dong, Chuncheon is filled with affection, kindness, and warm smiles! The representatives pose for a photo before the start of the campaign. The campaign has officially begun! The University Students’ National Smile Team members are holding up pickets promoting the Visit Korea Year and the K-Smile Campaign. Under the lead of CEO Jung Chang-soo of the Korea Tourism Organization and Secretary-General Han Kyung-ah of the Visit Korea Committee, the students visited shops in Myeong-dong to promote the campaign. Despite the cold weather, many local retailers participated in the campaign and personally welcomed tourists visiting Chuncheon for the weekend. We asked them to introduce the campaign in detail to every visitor. ^^ Our next destination was the Romantic Market, another major attraction in Chuncheon. Located in the heart of Chuncheon, the market is a popular spot that draws many visitors. At the market, we promoted the campaign to many stall keepers and purchased goods from them. We felt satisfied at the enthusiasm shown by the stall keepers and visitors towards the campaign. The locals’ warmth and friendliness at the Romantic Market left a lasting impression. We hope that the K-Smile Campaign will spread across the country, allowing visitors to be greeted with warm smiles wherever they go. :) The University Students’ National Smile Team played a key role in this campaign! They were captivated by the charm of the Chuncheon Dakgalbi Street. It seems like they’ll soon return to Chuncheon for another delicious meal. ^^ The restaurant workers promised to welcome foreign tourists visiting Chuncheon for a taste of dakgalbi with warm smiles and kindness. We hope that the Dakgalbi Street will become one of the nation’s best food alleys!
Date : 2017/02/06 | Views : 617
Promotion of the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year at the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR) 2017 The 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year gets promoted in Spain! *_* The Visit Korea Committee participated in an international tourism fair held in Feria de Madrid, Spain. This major event is participated by 165 countries with more than 230,000 attendees. Here are some highlights of the tourism fair, captured from January 18 to 22. The Korea booth can be easily noticed from afar! Among the many participating countries, Korea had set up an especially beautiful, memorable booth. It’s the emblem of the Visit Korea Year! We hope the booth will draw more visitors during the fair. :) Here are leaflets for the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year and the Korea Grand Sale. And there are other promotional materials too, including stickers featuring the emblem of the Visit Korea Year. From the very first day, the Korea booth attracted many visitors. The Visit Korea Year is popular in Spain too! The visitors to the Korea booth are taking a photo with Soohorang and Bandabi, the mascots of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The photo frame features the emblem of the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year! :) There was a briefing on the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year Campaign. A staff member is introducing the Visit Korea Year in fluent Spanish. She deserves a round of applause! It was very impressive that during the briefing many visitors paid attention to the introduction of the Visit Korea Year. They showed great interest in the various benefits and events offered during the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year, including the Korea Grand Sale and the Korea Tour Card. The Visit Korea Committee will continue to spread word of the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year not only in Southeast Asia, but also in Europe. Do look forward to it!
Date : 2017/02/06 | Views : 492