Thursday 7 October 2010

Time to Visit Korea and Save during Visit Korea Years 2010-12

Australian visitors to South Korea over the next three years can look forward to taking advantage of many special offers and discounts and also enjoy some of the major events planned for Visit Korea Years 2010-12.

This year marked the beginning of the VKY2010-12 campaign aimed at generating $10billion in annual tourism revenue and advancing Korea's stature as a major tourism player. Last year almost 100,000 Australians visited Korea and from January to August this year Australian visitors to Korea have grown by 23.4% over the same period last year.

118408.jpgVisitors can save at present with the good exchange rate for the Korean won against the Australian dollar as well as the VKY2010-12 long stay discount program at various hotels. Stay four nights and get one night free via the Visit Korea Year website

Free shuttle buses are operating to the major tourist cities of Busan and Jeonju as well as Korea's number one tourist destination, the ancient city of Gyeongju in the south-east corner of the country. Applicaton for the 'Free shuttle buses' are via the website on a first come first served basis.
The website also has various discount coupons to print out for various restaurants, tea houses and beauty salons in the capital Seoul.

The theme for VKY2010 is 'City & Style' which has focused on the World Design Capital of Seoul and the rising interest in Korean pop culture in East Asia, urban tourism, culture and fashion.

Of interest to Australians shortly is the Formula One Grand Prix being held in Korea for the first time on 24 October with Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber tying to maintain his leading position for the World Championship this year.

2011's focus is 'Nature & People' of which the highlight is the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Daegu city as well as green tourism. No doubt many of Australia's elite athletes will compete in the World Championships. See

2012 will highlight 'Blue Ocean' when Korea will host an international exposition on the 'The Living Ocean and Coast' in Yeosu city. As well 2012 will spotlight Korea's IT technology, maritime tourism, cruise and island tourism. See

Further information on VKY2010-12 can be obtained by visiting the official website and for planning your travels in Korea visit the Korea Tourism Organization website or request a free information kit including a 230 page colour guidebook from the Sydney office by email:

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