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Seoul Hosts “2019 Tourist Welcome Week” for Foreign Tourists

Seoul Hosts “2019 Tourist Welcome Week” for Foreign Tourists


Seoul will designate the eleven days from April 26 to May 6 as the spring “2019 Tourist Welcome Week.” During this week, the city will hold a major event to welcome foreign guests and tourists.

On April 26, the 2019 Tourist Welcome Week will take off with an opening ceremony at the Myeong-dong Welcome Center. The opening ceremony will be full of events, such as opening band performance, the unveiling ceremony of the Myeong-dong Welcome Center, street campaigns, and other events that will greet foreign tourists.


In addition to the opening ceremony, visitors can feel the welcoming atmosphere at the Incheon and Gimpo International Airports, as well as at popular tourist attractions throughout Seoul. During the welcoming period, Incheon Airport, Gimpo Airport, Seoul Station, Yongsan Station, and other major areas throughout Seoul will be delivering welcome messages with tourist information signs. At the Welcome Centers in Hongdae and Gangnam, interpretation services will be offered mainly for Chinese and Japanese tourists.

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No.Place of OperationVenueOperation Dates and Hours
1Myeong-dongMyeong-dong Tourist Information CenterApril 26-May 6, 11:00-20:00
2HongdaeHongdae Pedestrian-Friendly Street
(near Hongik University Station, Exit 8)
3Gangnam COEXCOEX East Gate entrance
4Cheonggye PlazaCheonggye Plaza
(Near Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 5)
May 2-May 4, 11:00-20:00

Each Welcome Center will offer △traditional Korean culture experiences, △the opportunity to find Seoul tourist attractions, △VR experiences of Seoul’s tourist attractions, △K-Beauty (nail art) experiences, △K-Star photoshoots, △Seoul Wish Trees, △the opportunity to send postcards, △certification for the exploration of Seoul’s tourist attractions, △One More Trip product experience events, △lucky draws, and more ONOFFMIX events to promote a viral effect among foreign tourists.


The Myeong-dong and Hongdae Welcome Centers will provide photo zones displaying the globally sensational artist group BTS, as well as photo printing services.

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Seoul Hosts “2019 Tourist Welcome Week” for Foreign Tourists

For three days, from May 2-4, Welcome Booths will be operated for five local tourist organizations at Cheonggye Plaza near Gwanghwamun Station. At the welcome booths, there will be various offers and benefits available for foreign tourists for shopping, experiences, performances, exhibitions, and more.

No.CategoryDetails
1Lotte Department Store10% discount coupon, free beverage coupon
2Lotte Duty FreeDiscount coupon, mask pack
3L’atelier30% discount coupon, souvenir
4Trickeye Museum20% discount coupon, souvenir
5The Painters HEROSouvenir
6NantaMerchandiser goods (nametag, pen, magnet, etc.)
7FiremanSock set
8COEX AquariumCurling postcard set
9Seven Luck CasinoLee Min-ho postcard set
10Dr. PhamorMask pack
11InterContinental Seoul HotelDiscount coupon
12LugStay50% discount coupon
13I’m Doctor15% discount coupon
14Musical “Only You”20% discount coupon

Source: Seoul Metropolitan Government

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