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27 Hyundai Department Store holding event for foreign delivery service users 10:55

Hyundai Department Store holding event for foreign delivery service users





Hyundai Department Store is holding an event for tourists and foreign students visiting Korea.

 

 


 

 

With the arrival of the Korea grand sale for the shopping tour festival for foreigners, from January 20th to February 28th for only a month, Hyundai Department Store is holding an event in which DECKE pouch is given to the first 30 customers at the main and COEX branch who use the foreign delivery service.

 

 


 

 

The countries eligible for shipping by Hyundai Department Store include China, the U.K, the U.S, and 20 countries, and the delivery cost is 20 to 40% cheaper than the cost of existing delivery companies. 

 

 

26 Korea Grand Sale Launches Nationwide for Foreign Tourists 01-13

Korea Grand Sale Launches Nationwide for Foreign Tourists

 

- Winter sports playing programs will be offered to create synergy in promoting the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Winter Games.
- Tourists are offered remarkable discounts by airline carriers, hotels, department stores, and theme parks, as well as various convenient services.
- A lot of small and medium businesses are expected to participate and support will be provided for their marketing activities.


The Korea Grand Sale, a shopping & tour festival organized by the Visit Korea Committee (chaired by Park Sam-koo), will be held from Friday, January 20th to Tuesday, February 28th to attract foreign tourists and boost domestic consumption in the winter season.

This year’s event, scheduled one year ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, will focus on promoting the Olympics and winter sports to foreigners. Ski resorts in Gangwon Province will provide discounts of up to 50% on ski lifts, gondola lifts, and equipment rental. And the Korea Grand Sale Event Center in Dongdaemun will offer foreign tourists a hands-on program of experiencing winter sports in virtual reality so that they may become more interested in the Olympics. In partnership with the 2017–2018 Visit Gangwon Year declared last December, the Visit Korea Committee will actively promote winter festivals in Gangwon Province, such as the Olympics Festival and Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival, thus ensuring more visits to Gangwon Province by foreign tourists.

Major discounts offered under the Korea Grand Sale include flight and accommodation packages by Korean Air, up to 60% discount on flight tickets to China and Europe by Asiana Airlines, and up to 91% discount on international flights heading to Korea by Jeju Air. Shilla Stay will provide a 50% discount on rooms and a free upgrade into a deluxe room on a first-come, first-serve basis. Entrance tickets to N Seoul Tower will be available at a 30% discount, while The Face Shop and Lotte Hi-mart will offer “buy one, get one free” deals on popular products. Some other retailers participating in the shopping campaign are Grand Ambassador Seoul, All Mask Story, Galleria Duty Free 63, Doota Duty Free, Shinsegae Department Store, and Hyundai I’PARK Mall.

In addition, three event centers will operate to help tourists enjoy convenient shopping. Tourists can enjoy a variety of services, from interpretation and tourist information to free Wi-Fi and mobile phone charging, at the event centers in Dongdaemun and Myeong-dong. Also, various giveaway events will be held in front of Lotte Department Store’s main branch from January 20 to 31, which coincides with the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday. And a mobile event center named “Tourist Service Center” will stay at a number of locations across Korea, including Lotte World Mall in Jamsil, Shinsegae Department Store in Myeong-dong, I’PARK Mall in Yongsan, and Sangsangmadang Hongdae.

In particular, the event centers have arranged Special Theme Weeks with a different theme for each week to allow foreign tourists to experience various aspects of Korean culture. Tourists will be given different gifts depending upon their purchase amounts during the Must-Buy Week, and they will have the opportunity to watch traditional plays, performances, and concerts during the Must-See Week. The Must-Do Week will feature virtual reality programs to enjoy skiing and bobsleigh. The Must-Eat Week will introduce thirty Korean dishes, specially developed by famous chefs such as Edward Kwon, Choi Hyun-seok and Kim Su-jin for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and will hold a tasting event of popular Korean foods. The diverse events and promotions scheduled in these weeks are highly expected to heat up the festival.

The Korea Tour Card, a transportation card targeted at tourists, will be launched on the first day of the Korea Grand Sale. With the new card, tourists get a discount of up to 50% on the Hands-Free Service, which delivers and storages baggage between departments, hotels, the airport, and other main tourist points in Seoul for those wishing to shop and sightsee without their heavy bags.

Meanwhile, efforts will be made to encourage smaller, unknown restaurants, cafés, and mid-range hotels to participate in the festival. Google Korea, a member company of the Visit Korea Committee, will hold a digital marketing session on January 13 for owners of small and medium businesses to effectively market their products online. Rural villages will join by organizing cultural and leisure activities to attract foreign guests to their regions.

“This year’s Korea Grand Sale, scheduled a year ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, will feature various events related to the Olympics and winter sports,” remarked Secretary-General Han Kyung-ah of the Visit Korea Committee. “We will do our best to promote the beautiful winter of Korea as a means of ensuring that more foreign tourists are interested in the Olympics and thus visit Korea,” she added.

In celebration of the Korea Grand Sale, the official website of the Visit Korea Committee (vkc.or.kr) will have an online event “My Must-Have Shopping Item” for both Korean and foreigners from Monday, January 9th to Friday, 20th. Koreans can participate in the event by writing a comment about their recommended must-have item for foreign tourists and its reason, and foreigners by writing about an item they would like to buy during the Korea Grand Sale and its reason. Winners will be announced on January 24 on the official website and the Facebook page, and receive prizes such as a gift kit for the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year, free nights at hotels, iPads, and mobile drink coupons.

For inquiries, please contact Kim Hyeon-joon, Service Marketing Team (hjk@vkc.or.kr / +82-2-6272-7305)

* Official site of the Korea Grand Sale
1) ENGLISH: http://www.koreagrandsale.co.kr/en/
2) 日本語: http://www.koreagrandsale.co.kr/jp/
3) 简体中文: http://www.koreagrandsale.co.kr/cn/
4) 繁體中文: http://www.koreagrandsale.co.kr/tw/
5) 한국어: http://www.koreagrandsale.co.kr/ko/ 

25 Proclamation Ceremony Takes Place for Visit Gangwon Year as Part of the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year Campaign 01-05

Proclamation Ceremony Takes Place for Visit Gangwon Year as Part of the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year Campaign

 

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On December 21st, the Alpensia Convention Center in Gangwon Province held a proclamation ceremony of the 2017–2018 Visit Gangwon Year to wish for the success of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

 

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Before the proclamation started, the University Students’ National Smile Team welcomed the event attendees with promotional materials for the 2017–2018 Visit Gangwon Year, the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year, and the K-Smile Campaign.

 

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This proclamation ceremony was honored by the attendance of 500 workers in many different fields—transportation, restaurants, shopping, tour information, and accommodation, among others—who help tourists visiting Gangwon to create precious and enjoyable memories.

 

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In particular, the Visit Korea Committee received an appreciation plaque for its contribution to the successful hosting of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and the development of tourism in Gangwon through the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year and K-Smile Campaign. (Applause)

 

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(From the left) Governor Choi Moon-soo of Gangwon Province, CEO Jung Chang-soo of the Korea Tourism Organization, and Secretary-General Han Kyung-ah of the Visit Korea Committee.

 

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The event proceeded with various programs, including a “Kindness Statement” performance with Workers’ National Smile Team members in Gangwon and a commemorative ceremony in which the main guests participated.
The event closed with an exciting drawing show.

 

The Visit Korea Committee partners the campaign of the 2017–2018 Visit Gangwon Year!
We hope for your engagement with this campaign!

24 We Youth Diplomatic Delegates Publicize Friendly Korea! 01-05

We Youth Diplomatic Delegates Publicize Friendly Korea!

 

- The Visit Korea Committee held a launch ceremony of the 15th Global Promotional Delegation for Korean Culture and Tours -


The Visit Korea Committee (chaired by Park Sam-koo) and the Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK, headed by Gi-tae Park) co-held a launch ceremony of the 15th Global Promotional Delegation for Korean Culture and Tours at the National Museum of Korea at 10:30am on December 27th. 

The Global Promotional Delegation for Korean Culture and Tours is a civil diplomatic group. A total of 391 university students have been appointed as members of the 15th delegation—155 students for offline activities and 236 students for online activities. To prepare for the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year and PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, they will join the K-Smile Campaign to make a friendly Korea where to want to visit again, as well as participate in other promotional activities for Korean culture and tours. 

At the launch ceremony, lectures were delivered about the practices of the K-Smile Campaign and global etiquette so that the students might awaken to the power inherent to their small acts of kindness and smiles as civil diplomats. These lectures had a huge appeal to the audience. Also, to raise awareness of Korea more effectively among foreigners, the students learned strategies and storytelling techniques to promote Korea. In addition to the lectures, the students had a chance to reflect on Korean history through a program led by a commentator of the National Museum of Korea that included a visit to the museum and listening to cultural commentaries.

The Visit Korea Committee and VANK collaboratively produced and distributed maps, postcards, and other various promotional materials. The participants will be given six missions for two months, from late December to February next year, to carry out promotional activities in wide-ranging fields such as Korean culture, tours, and history targeted at foreigners in Korea and abroad, and they will perform their roles as civil diplomats who spread Korea’s culture of kindness. 

* For inquiries, please contact Jung Soo-jin, Service Improvement Team (jsj@vkc.or.kr, ☏ +82-2-720-7335)

◆ Global Promotional Delegation for Korean Culture and Tours
The Global Promotional Delegation for Korean Culture and Tours is a collaborative program of the Visit Korea Committee and VANK aiming to cultivate the global etiquette of university students and build their capacities to publicize Korea, thus nurturing global youth leaders capable of communicating with people from around the world. The delegation consists not only of Korean residents but also of those planning to study or travel abroad. They form study groups on the PR activities of Korean culture and tours, having opportunities to grow by themselves by sharing their opinions and knowledge on promoting Korea, along with relevant content materials. About 6,500 university students participated in this program from the 1st to the 14th. 


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23 Hana Tour and Baypax partnership, carrier pickup & delivery service in effect 01-04

Hana Tour and Baypax partnership, carrier pickup & delivery service in effect

 

Hana Tour has started the service to relieve the concerns about heavy carriers of travelers. Baypax and Hana Tour together are providing the carrier pickup & delivery service called Please look after the carrier.

                

Please look after the carrier is a delivery service that foreign travelers can use to have their luggage delivered from the airport to their home or from their home to the airport whenever they visit Incheon airport. This means that when they are leaving the country, their carriers are picked up from their homes and sent to Incheon airport and when they arrive, their carrier can be delivered to their home the next day which guarantees their convenience before and after their travel.

 

Hana Tours Please look after the carrier service is conducted in partnership with Baypax and if reservations are made through Hana Tour, special 55% discount is offered. The original price of one way 20,000 won (round trip 40,000 won) can be discounted to one way 9,000 won (round trip 18,000 won).  

 


 


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