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Hong Young-shin’s main job working for the Korea Railroad Corporation is to manage Wonju Station in Gangwon, but around here, she also is known as “Ms. Smile of Korea.” “Well, people say I’m the stationmaster with the most beautiful smile in the country,” she said. “I believe a smile makes people open up more easily.” Including Hong, eight people in the tourism industry were recognized this year for the K-Smile Campaign, which comes ahead of the 2016-18 Visit Korea Years initiative in the lead-up to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Kumho Asiana Group Chairman Park Sam-koo, who heads the Visit Korea Committee, was in charge of making the final selection. Candidates were recommended by local district offices and other tourism-related state-run agencies. Those chosen will represent the image of Korea to foreign tourists. More detail in my blog.