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Korean Festival 2023 kickstarts with spectacular Gala Night celebrating cultural bonds

The Korea Tourism Festival kicked off with an enchanting gala night, celebrating cultural connections and vibrant experiences. This festive event not only strengthened cultural bonds but also marked 50 years of harmonious diplomacy between Korea and India. The event saw the presence of Younggeun Lee, Executive Director of Korea Tourism Organization and Roshan M. Thomas, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, underlining the importance of this cross-cultural collaboration. In a testament to the lasting cultural connection between the two nations, Indian Television Actress, Model, and Influencer, Anushka Sen, has been named the Honorary Ambassador of Korea Tourism from India. This appointment showcases the shared values and mutual respect between the two countries, promising exciting opportunities for deeper cultural exploration. While addressing the conference, Myongkil Yun, Regional Director, India & SAARC, Korea Tourism Organization, said, “As we look ahead, the Korea Tourism Festival serves as a testament to the enduring cultural connections between our nations. This event symbolizes the deep-rooted ties that bind us and opens doors for even more vibrant cultural exchanges. As part of Visit Korea Year, we eagerly anticipate strengthening these connections and welcoming travelers to explore the enchanting offerings of Korea. The festival’s success reaffirms Korea’s growing popularity as a favored destination for Indian travelers.” Aligned with KTO’s ambitious initiative, Visit Korea Year 2023-24, the festival’s success underscores Korea’s rising popularity among Indian travelers. KTO data reveals that Indian visitors to Korea had surpassed 49,580 by June 2023, with projections reaching an impressive 120,000 by December 2023. These figures solidify Korea’s appeal to Indian travelers. Additionally, the Korea Culture and Tourism Festival will be open to the public on August 26th and 27th at Ambience Mall, Gurugram. …

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Philippines tourism takes the spotlight with their Kolkata Roadshow; revives confidence as attractive destination

The Philippines Tourism organized another runaway roadshow in Kolkata, which earned an exceptional response from the industry. The roadshow showcased the commitment of the Philippines Tourism to promoting their charming destinations and cultural allures.  The event provided a platform for stakeholders, industry professionals, and enthusiasts to come together and engage in meaningful discussions about the diverse offerings of the Philippines as a tourist destination. The roadshow saw the participation of 14 prominent entities from the private sector of the Philippines. Among them were important players such as Ark Travel Express, bai Hotel Cebu, Department of Tourism Central Visayas, Dusit Hotels & Resorts, Gi Philippines, Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort and Spa, Okada Manila, Philippine Airlines, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, Scoot, Shangrila, Shroff International Travel Care, The Farm at San Benito, and Uni Orient Travel.  The Philippines Tourism presented an array of captivating tourist encounters, encompassing exhilarating off-road escapades, exploration of historical landmarks, and the opportunity to engage in the genuine village life of the Philippines. Participants also indulged in the enchanting narrative of the nation’s history and cultural legacy.   Nerissa Jean B. Cruz, Market Specialist, Tourism Promotions Board, expressed, “We are overtly pleased with the positive reaction received from our trade partners. Our interactions with agents have showcased an exciting and enthusiastic dedication to positioning the Philippines as a foremost selection for their clientele.” “Kolkata holds a special corner in our hearts as a treasured market. The promising potential that reverberates this city fills us with boundless optimism, and we stand assured that a significant surge of travellers from Kolkata to the Philippines is imminent,” said SanJeet, Managing Director, Buzz Travel Marketing. 

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