"Lee An came back to Indonesia" on Asian Plus
In last 2008, Korea welcome 81,000 tourists from Indonesia. This amount rise up to 20% than year 2007. "Indonesia is an important market aim for Korea. Especially Hallyu, Korean Wave and Muslims," explained Mr. Yang Moon Soo, the director of Korean Tourism Organization (KTO) for Singapore and Indonesia branch.
Interrelated with this matter, Mr. yang will visit Jakarta on 3rd April to greet pers and introduce Hallyu to Indonesia. Hallyu or Korean Wave is the popularity of Korean culture such as music, drama and film, which is famous entire Asia. Mr. yang will introduce the handsome Korean singer who base in Singapore, Lee An. For the last 2 years, Lee An actives promote Hallyu with Korean Tourism Organization and attract tourist's interest to go for holiday in the country of jinsom.
In addition, KTO also will promote many Korean tourism object and facilities for Indonesian Muslim tourists. Until this time, Korea already had 10 mosques and 50 mushollas with more than 100,000 Muslim communities. KTO also release a guide book about restaurants that provide foods with permitted label in whole Korea. This country also has 7 convention centers, there are 2 huge venues still constructed and the other one on the plan.
"This is the right time to visit our country, because our currency (won) has fallen up to 40% toward USD. It can say Big Sale in Korea", said Mr. Yang.
On 3rd April will be hold an event Korean Travel Mart to unite the travel agencies to discuss the business opportunity with Korean's operator. This event will be end with gala dinner and Lee An as the guest star.
* Thanks for the translation, eve