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BTOB and EXO, Korea Tourism Honorary Ambassadors for 2018!

KPOP idol groups, EXO and BTOB are appointed as the 2018 Honorary Ambassadors for Korea Tourism by Korea Tourism Organization!

On February 27, BTOB was officially announced by Korea Tourism Organization as an Honorary Ambassador for 2018. With the theme “Seven members, seven looks of Korea Tour,” BTOB will introduce seven main contents (performance, traditional markets, sports, cruise, events, food, hands-on experiences) that Korea has to offer. BTOB will also promote Korea through various entertaining contents and events throughout the year.

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BTOB as 2018 Honorary Ambassador for Korea Tourism. Photo from KTO.

 

BTOB debuted in 2012 through Cube Entertainment (www.cubeent.co.kr). The group consists of Seo Eun-kwang, Lee Min-hyuk, Lee Chang-sub, Im Hyun-sik, Peniel Shin, Jung Il-hoon, and Yook Sung-jae. BTOB has been active in different areas of entertainment, including music, drama, and musical.

On June 23, EXO was also officially announced by Korea Tourism Organization as Korea Tourism Honorary Ambassador for 2018. EXO members will soon appear as the main cast in six different promotional videos that introduce Korea’s tourism divided in themes of history & tradition, Korean’s everyday life, adventure, trend, healing, and Korean wave.

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EXO as 2018 Honorary Ambassador for Korea Tourism. Photo from KTO.

 

EXO debuted 2012 and is one of the iconic KPOP group under SM Entertainment (www.smtown.com). Currently, it has nine members: Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun, Xiumin, Lay and Chen. EXO won numerous awards in South Korea and other countries, and these include 23 Daesang awards (as of writing), also known as grand prize awards in Korean music industry. The group has been on their concert tour worldwide for four consecutive years now and the members have been active in different areas of entertainment from music, drama, movies and musical.

Both idol groups will use their talents to promote Korea to the world. Looking forward to their promotional ads!

Follow Imagine Your Korea on Facebook  and Instagram (@imagineyourkorea), and their website.

Follow Korea Tourism Organization on Facebook and Twitter, and Visit Korea’s website.

For Filipinos, you can follow the Korea Tourism Organization – Manila Office’s Facebook page, Twitter, and KakaoTalk (@ktomanila) for more local updates on Korea tourism, events, and promos.

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2017 Korea Tourism TVC Teaser with Lee Jong Suk

Imagine Your Korea is the Korea Tourism Organization‘s brand slogan and brand identity designed to better promote and communicate Korea’s tourist attractions to international tourists.

In 2014, it featured global KPOP group, BigBang with ‘Imagine Your Korea – To:ur Imagination’ (watch it here); in 2015, it featured Hallyu star, Lee Min Ho with  ‘Korea. Your Story’ (watch it here); and in 2016, it featured Hallyu star, Song Joong Ki with ‘Enjoy your Creative Korea’ (watch it here).

This year, it is ‘8 faces of Korea, 8 types of trip! What’s your dream trip to Korea?’

Here is the official teaser of the upcoming TVC of Korea Tourism Organization starring Hallyu Star, Korean model-turned actor, Lee Jong Suk, the endorser for 2017 Korea Tourism, sharing his own 8 ways to enjoy Korea.

Stay tuned as each 8 episodes of Korea is coming soon!

Imagine Your Korea, the tourism brand of Korea Tourism has events in their official Facebook and Instagram where you can win Lee Jong Suk goods. If you’re a fan, be to sure to like their SNS accounts and join the event!

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/imagineyourkorea/videos/1390913297670466/

Instagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWoz_2wH7FT/

Event Period : July 17 ~ July 23, 2017
Event Process :
– Step 1. Watch the video
– Step 2. Share the video and comment below which types of trip you want to travel
Winner Announcement : July 31, 2017
Prize : Lee Jong Suk goods

Follow Imagine Your Korea on Facebook  and Instagram (@imagineyourkorea), and their website.

Follow Korea Tourism Organization on Facebook and Twitter, and Visit Korea’s website.

For Filipinos, you can follow the Korea Tourism Organization – Manila Office’s Facebook page, Twitter, and KakaoTalk (@ktomanila) for more local updates on Korea tourism, events, and promos.

Hallyu Stars, JYJ visits the Gangnam Tourist Information Center and Rides the TrollyBus

Last September 18, Hallyu stars – JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu) visited the Gangnam Tourist Information Center in Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul.

JYJGangnamTICpicture credit to Gangnam TIC

The Gangnam TIC provides various kinds of tourism services to local and international visitors dropping by the  Gangnam area.

On the first floor is the Tourist Information Center in the lobby , which offers information about tourist attractions, transportation and accommodations in the Gangnam area; and the Medical Tourism Center, which gives visitors more information on Korea’s high-tech medical tourism industry with trained professionals qualified to give you the information you need. It also has info on Korean traditional medicine, spa treatments, and other specialties.

On the second floor is the Hallyu Hall, which is full of Hallyu related content for visitors.  There is a K-Wave Experience Zone, with mock stages, professional hairdressers and makeup artists doing up tourists to look like their favorite KPOP stars, faux music video sets, and lots of photos and posters of KPOP stars. They have a lounge that is a replica from a set of the Korean drama, A Gentleman’s Dignity.

There is a gift shop and a coffee shop, Café Gre.

Check out this English-subbed video of JYJ visiting the center and they also tried riding the Gangnam City Tour Bus (TrollyBus). The bus covers popular tourist attractions in Gangnam including Bongeunsa Temple, Apgujeong Rodeo Street, Cheongdamdong Street, COEX, Convention and Exhibition Center, Dosan Park and major hotels in Gangnam.

Video by Gangnam TIC and uploaded on YT by JaeObsession/Cleo for the sub, crystalmoon64 for the translation

GANGNAM TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER
Address: 161, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Directions: Get off at Apgujeong Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 6, Go straight for approx. 150m (2 mins on feet)
More information at Visit Korea’s website

GANGNAM CITY TOUR BUS
More information on the route and schedule at their website