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‘2018 Korea Grand Sale’ Opening


- Broad range of benefits offered to foreigners by more than 52,000 stores nationwide from the 18th -


The Visit Korea Committee (VKC, Chairman Park Sam-Koo) is hosting the 2018 Korea Grand Sale, a shopping & tourism festival for foreigners, from January 18 (Thu) to February 28 (Wed) for a total of 42 days. More than 700 companies and 52,000 stores participating in the event from various industries including airline, accommodation, shopping, beauty, food & beverages, and entertainment will provide product discounts, gifts, and other services to foreigners.


At the opening day on the 18th, a ‘kindness campaign’ targeting the tourism industry will be carried out by 100 members of the ‘VKC Smile Korea’, exemplary workers in the field of transportation, accommodation, information centers, tourist police and more, at the Dongdaemun Doota Mall square to wish for the success of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and to increase kindness towards foreigners.


During the KGS period, a mobile tourism interpretation information center will be operated to provide free interpretation service, Wi-Fi and so on. Especially, on the opening day there will be prizes galore, offering Soohorang & Bandabi dolls for 100 foreigners on a first-come first-served basis. In addition, foreigners who visit the event center with a purchase receipt of over 300,000 KRW during the event will be given the opportunity to participate in a lucky draw. The winning prize is a 37.5gram ‘KGS gold medal’.


The VKC jointly hosts the ‘Seoul Welcome Week’ with the Seoul Metropolitan Government from January 26 to February 25. Additional tourist information centers will be set up temporarily at the Incheon International Airport and Gimpo International Airport, in addition to other major tourist spots such as Myeong-dong, Gwanghwamun, Namsan, and Hongdae. The ‘Tourist Service Center(TSC)’ will provide various services to foreign visitors visiting Gangwon Province.


In addition, the VKC also provides benefits so that foreigners can easily enjoy Gangwon Province and the coming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Foreigners will be able to enjoy the ‘G-shuttle’ and ‘K-Travel Bus’, which links Seoul and Gangwon Province, free of charge. In addition, 1,000 foreigners who visit Gangwon Province will be offered the ‘2018 special edition Korea Tour Card’.


According to VKC Secretary-General Han Kyung-ah, “As this year’s Korea Grand Sale overlaps with the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, it will be a special festival where incoming tourists and Olympic athletes and staff from all around the world will be able to enjoy together.”


If you want to learn more about the Korea Grand Sale, please visit the official website (www.koreagrandsale.co.kr).

[Contact] Marketing Team Kim Hyun-Jun (hjk@vkc.or.kr/ 02-6272-7305)