The opening ceremony of “Seoul Tourism Plaza” is held at 10:30 am on April 4th(Thursday) with only a minimum number of people considering the COVID 19 situation and it will be live str eamed at the Youtube channel of Seoul Tourism Organization https://www.youtube.com/c/STOTV
Major institutions, from tourism associations to overseas tourism offices and promising startups, have been integrated into one place. Examples of start ups include <Impact>, which develops AR based tourism platforms, <Music King>, which provides Korean Wave content subscription services, and <Modernhan>, which operates traditional cultural experience platforms such as Hanbok.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will provide spaces to these 67 startups and operate customized support programs. It supports commercialization, promotion and marketing, attracting investment through consulting.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to operate the Seoul Tourism Plaza in accordance with three key roles. ① Support the tourism industry in a crisis due to COVID 19 ② Strengthen governance through major associations, institutions and public private cooperation ③Provide more opportunities for citizens to enjoy tourism.
Seoul Mayor Oh Se hoon said, “Tourism trends in the post corona era will be changed to safety, local, non face to face and digital. The Seoul Metropolitan Government is actively pushing for support, recovery and leap project to preempt global tourism market deman d before any other cities in the world. ” He added, “We will do our best to make Seoul Tourism Plaza, which opens today, be a control tower for this.”