Visit Korea Committee Activities

Visit Korea Committee Signs Agreement with Miyazaki Prefecture to “Expand Mutual Exchange in Tourism and Hospitality” On June 7, the Visit Korea Committee visited Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan and signed an agreement to coordinate more extensive efforts in Korea-Japan tourism and in spreading a culture of kindness. Let’s take a behind-the-scenes look at the signing ceremony. In a pre-signing meeting, the Visit Korea Committee shared its achievements of the welcoming campaign for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, and Miyazaki Prefecture gave an update on preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. The signing ceremony was attended by more than 50 relevant authorities, including Park Sam-Koo, the chairman of the Visit Korea Committee, and Shunji Kōno, the governor of Miyazaki Prefecture. The event also drew much attention from various media outlets from both Korea and Japan. The two organizations exchanged souvenirs before the signing. The agreement on mutual exchange of tourism and hospitality was signed in a heartwarming atmosphere. The signing ceremony concluded with a group photo of all attendees. Just a moment!! In addition to the agreement, the Visit Korea Committee has been busy promoting its programs, including the Korea Grand Sale, KOREA TOUR CARD, and Hands Free Service, to the Miyazaki City Tourism Association and Japanese travel agencies. Here is a glimpse of what went on. Those representing Japan showed great interest particularly in the KOREA TOUR CARD, which is an exclusive transportation and tourism card for foreigners. In the future, we expect to see more active exchange in tourism-related programs not only between the Visit Korea Committee and Miyazaki Prefecture, but on a larger scale between Korea and Japan.
Date : 2018/06/14 | Views : 1147
Review Meeting on Outcomes of Korea Grand Sale 2018 Shall we review the outcomes of the Korea Grand Sale 2018? This year, the annual sale was launched on January 18 and ended on February 28.   The review meeting of the Korea Grand Sale 2018 was held on March 15 at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul. Before the meeting, the attendees enjoyed a networking session over a wide range of snacks and drinks. The meeting kicked off with a welcoming address by Secretary-General Han Kyung-ah of the Visit Korea Committee. This was followed by a video report and presentation. The event attracted a total of 778 participating companies and 51,497 stores, which translates to a year-on-year increase of 48% and 25%, respectively. A Q&A session was held to help the organizers prepare for a more successful Korea Grand Sale based on feedback from the attendees. Let’s look forward to the Korea Grand Sale 2019. Top businesses received the Award of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Korea Grand Sale 2018. This year’s winners were Asiana Airlines and Lotte Department Store. The winners of the Award of the Chairman of the Visit Korea Committee were Doota Duty Free, Woongjin Playdoci, Creative Tong, and WiFi Dosirak. The lucky draw event was another chance for the attendees to bring home attractive prizes. The winners, selected randomly from among the participating companies, were very pleased with their prizes. The Korea Grand Sale will return next with more goodies for everyone. See you again at the Korea Grand Sale 2019!
Date : 2018/03/21 | Views : 2598
The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games kicked off after the closing of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. In celebration of its opening, the 17th University Students’ National Smile Team visited Gangneung Station and held a welcome campaign. Gangneung Station was bustling with many locals and foreigners visiting the city for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Let’s check out the welcome campaign launched by the National Smile Team! Visitors wrote messages on this photo wall featuring the Paralympics mascot Bandabi to cheer for their favorite athletes! The photo wall did not take long to fill up, and was a popular photo spot. The National Smile Team invited visitors in front of Gangneung Station to cheer for athletes with their own voices. No matter what language they speak, everyone felt united in the spirit of the Olympics! Those who participated in the event received official souvenirs of the PyeongChang Olympics. The campaign will be made into a video and posted online to reach out to more people. Welcome to Gangneung! The visitors gave high-fives to the National Smile Team in support of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. The welcome campaign left people feeling motivated and energized. Despite the cold weather, our hearts were totally warmed by the campaign. Cheers to the National Smile Team for their hospitality and friendliness. Our efforts to welcome foreigners will continue even after the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Please keep your attention on our activities.
Date : 2018/03/20 | Views : 2226