Promotion of the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year Campaign to Celebrate 17 million Tourists Visiting Korea!
For the first time in history, the number of overseas tourists visiting Korea exceeded 17 million!
On December 27th, an event was held to celebrate the 17 millionth visitor to Korea at Gimpo Airport!
Of course, the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year campaign could never miss this event, as it is always striving hard to achieve hosting 20 million overseas tourists! :)
As soon as we arrived at Gimpo Airport, we were met with the promotional materials commemorating the 17 millionth visitor to Korea here and there inside the airport.
Our heart was pounding already. Who will be the lucky 17 millionth visitor?
The entry gate was already busy with the welcome event.
“Welcome to Korea! Have a great day!”
Pororo and Loopy, our cute ambassadors for the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year campaign were also welcoming the visitors arriving in Korea!
Pororo, the ambassador for the Visit Korea Year, always draws great popularity everywhere! :)
Now the news is finally here, that the 17 millionth visitor has arrived!
(Heartbeat) Let’s see!
The lucky winner was a tourist from Japan!
She said she’d visited Korea to go shopping and watch a performance show together with her colleagues! She seemed bewildered at first but was happy to have such cordial welcome.
A commemorative photo shoot with key figures who, by their presence, honored this welcome event for the 17 millionth visitor to Korea!
(From left) President Kim Eung-soo of the Korea MICE Association, Vice President Kim An-ho of the Korea Association of Travel Agents, Chairman Kim Hong-ju of the Korea Tourism Association, Chairman Park Sam-koo of the Visit Korea Committee, Chairman Yoo Seong-yeob of the Education, Culture, Sports & Tourism Committee, Ms. Takanezawa Tomomi, Minister Cho Yoon-sun of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, President Jung Chang-soo of the Korea Tourism Organization, President and CEO Kim Soo-cheon of Asiana Airlines, Director Lee Jae-hoon of the KAC Gimpo International Airport Office, and Senior Vice President Ma Won of Korean Air)
The event proceeded with a performance of exploding confetti cannons to celebrate the success in hosting 17 million visitors to Korea.
A tremendous amount of gifts were waiting!
Chairman Park Sam-koo of the Visit Korea Committee awarded a special package for the Korea Grand Sale, which is Korea’s representative shopping & tour festival.
The package contained the K-Tour Card along with a hotel voucher and department store gift voucher.
I felt so envious of her! *_*
The official event ended after a commemorative photo shoot with key figures in attendance, the 17 millionth visitor, Ms. Takanezawa Tomomi, and her friends.
Until the number of overseas tourists visiting Korea reaches 20 million, the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year will work harder for foreign tourists who visit Korea next year and the year after! :D