Wednesday, April 8, 2009
[News] Lee An on Shang Bao (Indonesia, 7th Apr 2009)
Lee An on Shang Bao (Indonesia, 7th Apr 2009)
* Thanks to Tom for the translation. ^ ^
Korean Tourism Organization Held Travel Promotional Activities in Indonesia
KTO held the promotional activity “Korea Sparkling” at Jakarta’s Shangrila Hotel days back. Moreover, it invited the local media and travel agencies to interact over a meal.
At the press conference, Miss Hui Young Soon (Xu Ying Chun), the spokeswoman for Korean Overseas TV Networks, introduced the sights and sounds of the Korea’s tourist spots. She also stressed that Korea welcomes the Indonesian Muslims to visit the country. At this moment, the exchange rate between the Korean Won and US Dollars has fallen by 40%, so this is the best opportunity to visit Korea. Comparatively, the expenditure spent while touring Korea is much cheaper compared to the other countries.
At the press conference, Korean Tourism Organization head Liang Wen Zhu (Yang Moon Soo) expressed, “Korean and Indonesian culture shares a similar Asian background. However, the acceptance level towards the culture of the outside world is different, as Korea is lagging behind Indonesia. As for the issue of political stability, there are no problems at all. Regarding the rumours that Pyongyang and South Korea might engage in warfare, or that PyongYang is preparing for nuclear missile tests, he dismissed them as all untrue. The former was just the firing of satellites into space.
This time, KTO also invited Korean singer Lee An to help with their promotional line-up and to hold a series of concert performances. This has attracted many local fans who have always been idolising handsome Korean singers. They have made trips to see the Korean singer in person while attesting to the draw of the tourism promotional activities.