Tag Archives: Korea Tourism

KTO Manila’s Best WOW Korea Supporter of 2016

Last March 2016, I was selected as one of Korea Tourism Organization – Manila Office’s WOW Korea Supporter of 2016.  There were 20 of us, which our role was to help promote Korea Tourism and KTO Manila’s SNS posts and events in our SNS accounts from April to November 2016.  The most active one with the most likes, comments, and shared in his/her SNS postings will win a free round-trip ticket to Korea and other gifts.  There were also times when the Top 2 or 3 most active supporters get invited to a KPOP concert which KTO Manila was one of the sponsors (BTS Epilogue in Manila) and the Korea Travel Night last September 22, 2016 at Fairmont Hotel Makati which I was one of the Top 3 active supporters.

Guess what? After our time of SNS promotions and submitting monthly Excel reports of our SNS postings, I was chosen as the Best WOW Korea Supporter of 2016! All the hard work paid off.

Me awarded by KTO Manila Director, Mr. Inshik Park. My award certificate and the Asiana Airlines voucher of a RT ticket to Korea.

 

I was invited to attend the Korea Travel Awards 2016 organized by Korea Tourism Organization Manila that was held last December 14, 2016 at Legaspi I Ballroom, Makati Diamond Residences. The annual prestigious event has been conducted to acknowledge the efforts of KTO Manila’s partner travel agencies and airlines. Given awards also included Best Press Award to ABS-CBN’s Matanglawin and my award, Best WOW Korea Supporter 2016.

Inside the ballroom and the Korea inspired photobooth.

Inside the ballroom and the Korea inspired photobooth.

 

The event also showed highlights of KTO’s 2016 marketing activities and its marketing plan for 2017.

Thank you KTO Manila for the award and for the Asiana Airlines roundtrip ticket to Korea which I will use in November this year. I’ve learned more about Korea as I promoted it to my friends and my SNS followers. I have fallen in love more on Korea and there is unending curiousity about the country. Rest assured, I will continue to support Korea Tourism and KTO Headquarters and Manila Office’s activities. Kamsahamnida!

Thank you to my friends and followers who liked, commented, and shared my posts, you are all part of this! Hope you get to visit Korea in the future and/or again soon! Most of all, I want to thank God for all the blessings!

Giveaways during the Korea Travel Awards. KTO wall and desk calendars, vouchers, hand creams, and Descendants of the Sun posters.

 

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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Five Reasons Why You Have to Take the K-Travel Bus in Korea

UPDATE: K-Travel Bus resumed its operation as of June 2017.

Last August, I blogged about the launched of K-Travel Bus with Hallyu Star, Jung Il Woo, as the Honorary Ambassador, and the subsequent campaign of 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year, offering a foreigner-exclusive coach bus traveling a 2-day round trip from Seoul to South Korea’s famous local attractions in Daegu, Gangwon Province, Southern Jeolla Province, Northern Gyeongsang Province, the Southeast Region, and new courses being added or changed when the season changes.

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You probably don’t want to miss this great opportunity to travel beautiful regions of Korea and here are the five reasons why you have to take the K-Travel Bus!

✓ Affordable Price!
✓ Substantial Discount Promotion!
✓ Can find out hidden attractions of Korea!
✓ Can enjoy fun experience!
✓ Can make new friends!

Every K-Travel Bus package is 1 night 2 days tour! Hotel is included and it’s going to be a shared room (2 people). If a person wants to use a single room, there is additional charge of 60USD!

Personal expenses and meals (except breakfast on the second day) are the only things that are not included.

Here is my favorite among the offered tour courses, the Jeollanam-do course!

For more detailed information on the courses, promotions and discounts, and how to reserve a seat on the bus, visit the official website. You can also follow them on Facebook for updates and promos.

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.

2016 Korea Tourism TVC of Song Joong Ki

Enjoy your Creative Korea’ is a new TVC by Korea Tourism Organization featuring Hallyu star, Song Joong Ki.

‘Enjoy your Creative Korea’ introduces a variety of creative attractions you can experience in Korea.

Meet the creative people
Taste the creative cuisine
Feel the creative vibe
Love the creative nightlife

Enjoy your Creative Korea!

Here is the full 60 seconds Korea Tourism TVC!

 

Watch the special scenes of Song Joong Ki that were not shown in the official TVC, the online exclusive!

 

In 2014, a Korea Tourism TV ad featured global KPOP group, BigBang (watch it here) and in 2015, it featured Hallyu star, Lee Min Ho (watch it here).

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.

Teasers of Korea Tourism Ad of Song Joong Ki

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, a Korea Tourism TV ad featured global KPOP group, BigBang (watch it here) and in 2015, it featured Hallyu star, Lee Min Ho (watch it here).

Here are the new TV ad teasers featuring Song Joong Ki, a popular Hallyu star as well as the honorary ambassador of Korea Tourism of 2016!

Are you ready to travel to Korea with him?

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Teaser 2

Watch out for the full 5-minute Korea Tourism TV ad soon as well as the behind the scenes during filming.

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.

K-Smile: Korea smiles and the world smiles back

In July of 2015, the Korea Tourism Organization through its tourism brand Imagine Your Korea produced a well-received promotional video starring Hallyu star, Lee Min Ho, which showcased the nation’s major attractions. The video garnered 7 million views in its first three weeks on YouTube.

The K-Smile campaign was also launched in October of 2015 to maintain the positive momentum for the rest of 2015 and the years ahead. This includes the 2016-2018 Visit Korea Campaign and the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, both of which are expected to draw a large influx of tourists.

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K-Smile Campaign:  A friendliness campaign with nationwide participation.

A campaign to promote a welcoming atmosphere with kindness and smiles towards tourists to encourage them to visit Korea again.

For more information, visit the K-Smile Campaign website.

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.

2016-2018 Visit Korea Year

A 3-year plan established for the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year. Staged by the Visit Korea Committee, the campaign of the “2010–2012 Visit Korea Year” served as a great contributor to the achievement of the goal of attracting 10 million foreign tourists.

Based on their experience, its subsequent campaign, the 2016–2018 Visit Korea Year, is expected to lead to an even greater success by taking the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games Olympics as a timely opportunity. The new goal is to attract 20 million foreign tourists to South Korea.
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VISION:  The world keeps coming back to Korea!

THEME EVENTS:   2016 K-Food, 2017 K-Stay, and 2018 K-Culture.

Here are the reasons why you should visit Korea!

Experience Korea first-hand through different events such as ‘Korea Grand Sale,’ ‘K-Travel Bus,’ and various annual themed-events.  Experience the charming smile of Korea through the K-smile campaign.

South Korea, a country full of diverse beauty and charms that everyone wants to visit again.

 

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.

Korea Tourism Organization Greeting Card

I’m back from hiatus! Time flies, it has already been more than half of the year of 2016. I just want to share the New Year Greeting Card for 2016 that I received from Korea Tourism Organization as an avid Korea Tourism supporter.  I am thankful that my efforts are being appreciated.

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Love Korea? Want to know more on Korean tradition and culture, food, and the latest about the country? Planning a trip? You can follow the following SNS accounts and websites. These are up-to-date sources about Korea from travel news and guides, Korean culture, Hallyu, and everything.

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.

Korea Grand Sale 2015 is back

On August 14th, South Korea launched its Korea Grand Sale 2015 for foreigners at the Incheon Airport. It will run until October 31, 2015 and now on its 6th anniversary.

There are over 300 participating companies and 30,000 venues listed in Seoul, the metropolitan area, and major cities. Check out the complete list here.

You can find the Coupons on the participating companies menu or Coupon guide under Coupons.

Print the coupons here or download the image to your phones and present at the participating stores.

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There are so many benefits you can enjoy from 40% to 60% off and these are the 15 Magical Benefits on transportation (Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air and KORAIL), accommodations (Lotte Hotels and Ibis Ambassador Hotel), shopping (Lotte Duty Free, Premium Outlets, and Doota),  beauty items (Olive Young and Innisfree), attractions and performance (Everland, N. Seoul Tower and  The Original Drawing Show), convenience store (GS25), and telecommunication (SK Telecom). Check out more on them here.

If you’re planning for a trip within the period of the sale, register for a welcome kit and get the kit that contains samples and discount coupon for the popular cosmetic brand. The kit can be consumed earlier than expected.

There are also different events online that you can participate when you made your purchase or participated at KGS Event Center. More information here.

Follow #KoreaGrandSale on Facebook and check out their website.

Have a great time shopping and enjoy exploring Korea too!

Lee Min Ho for 2015 Korea Tourism TVC

Imagine Your Korea, the Korea Tourism Organization, brand slogan was launched in July of 2014 and the brand identity was designed to better promote and communicate Korea’s tourist attractions to international tourists.

The launched last year for the tourism TV ad featured globally known KPOP group, BigBang. Check out the ‘Imagine Your Korea’ ad for 2014 of BigBang here. The ad shows the members introducing popular sites and fun experiences such as skiing underneath the moon, exploring nature, enjoying K-pop concerts and shopping.

This year, ‘Korea. Your Story’ is a new TVC by KTO featuring none other than Hallyu star, Lee Min Ho. He gained global fame from the Korean drama Boys Over Flowers as Gu Jun Pyo, then became a leading man status through his drama, City Hunter, and the rest is history. Get to know more about about him here.

Here is the 30-second Korea Tourism TVC of Lee Min Ho:

‘Korea. Your Story’ introduces fascinating tourist attractions in Korea. It is directed by an award-winning commercial director Wayne Peng. It introduces various wonders of Korea such as Jejudo Island and Hanok Village.

Here is the full 5-minute Korea Tourism TVC of Lee Min Ho:

Check out the behind the scenes during the filming:

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.