Published on : Thursday, November 2, 2017
Korea Tourism Organisation’s initiative – the Korea Festival is a way to make Indian visitors acquaint with well-known South Korean tourist destinations, their delicacy, local culture and legacy of the country. The festival will have live food counters to offer the taste of the Korean local flavors to the Indian taste buds. Simultaneously, the festival will feature face and mask painting, hangeul calligraphy, video gallery showing Korean history and culture. Whereas live stage performances presented by different Pop groups and non verbal Korean artists will captivate the onlookers! The tourism booths at the festival will endorse Korean tourist attractions as well.
The participation from regional tourism boards can be found in the festival like Gyeonggi Tourism Organization, Gimhae City, Busan Metropilitian City, Busan Tourism Organization, Jeollabuk Do, Gwangju Metropolitan City, Gwangju Convention & Visitors Bureau, Incheon International Airport Corporation and Visit Korea Committee highlighting various aspects of the country and making easy of spot purchase.
Speaking on the Korea Festival 2017, Jong Sool Kwon, Director Korea Tourism organisation said, “The bilateral relationship between Indian and South Korea is based on a long history of friendship and it has grown in various aspects. There needs to be mutual understanding of each other’s legacy, history and culture. Such festivals help in a great way to fortify and deepen the understanding.”
He added further, “Number of Indians travelling abroad has increased three fold in the last one decade. Indian outbound travel to South Korea is on the rise too. In 2016 approx 2, 00000 Indian travellers visited South Korea and the numbers are growing with an average rate of 10-15% year on year. South Korea is a land of green, hilly countryside, centuries-old Buddhist temples and offers an unadulterated tinge of adventure to international travellers. We hope to reach a large section of aspiring Indian travellers and tap into exponentially growing Indian tourism sector through the Korea festival. We are positive that the endeavour will highlight Korean splendour in its true spirit to our Indian friends.”