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  • SMG to Celebrate Seoul Welcome Week and Offer Discounts to Tourists

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    Seoul Welcome Week in Celebration of the 2017 Golden Week

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will operate the foreign tourist welcome week between April 28 and May 7 in celebration of the peak of the tourist season in May. The SMG will offer various discounts and events in collaboration with the tourist industry.

    Temporary welcome booths will be installed at seven locations in Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Namdaemun, and Itaewon, where staff wearing traditional Korean attire (hanbok) will provide tourist information and conduct interactive programs, which include ‘Writing your name in Korean’ and ‘Taekwonmu Dance.’ The Myeongdong Tourist Information Center will operate the I‧SEOUL‧U t-shirt making program every day from 11:00 to 17:00 for 30 tourists.

    Red table (http://www.redtable.kr/en/area), a big data-based global restaurant marketing platform that offers restaurant menus in various languages as well as a payment system, will collaborate with 12 food franchises to offer items at a 50% discounted price to foreign tourists who visit Seoul during the Welcome Week.

    Buxi (https://www.buxikorea.com/), a tourism startup that provides a car sharing service between airports, hotels, and guesthouses, will offer their services to foreign tourists at a 20% discounted price during the Welcome Week.

    AREX tourism startup itrip (http://www.safex.kr/) opened its Hongdae Travel Center on April 29 and offers a luggage storage service at a 10% discounted price. A luggage delivery service between Incheon Airport and hotels along with AREX express train ticket will be offered as a package at a discounted price of KRW 14,000.

    During the Welcome Week, the Discover Seoul Pass will also be offered at a 30% discounted price. You can also purchase products at a 30% discounted price at One More Trip, a high quality Seoul tourism product sales platform. Six routes for the Seoul City Tour bus will also be offered at a 20% discounted price.

    The SMG will collaborate with hanbok rental shops at the four major gates so that tourists can rent hanbok at a 20% discounted price. Tourists wearing hanbok can enter the ancient palaces for free.

    View details: Visit Seoul (http://english.visitseoul.net/index)