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2018 Winter Olympics in Korea initiates ‘K-Smile’ campaign

November 11, 2015 Destination North Asia No Comments Print Print Email Email

Korea Tourism Organization has embarked on the ‘K-Smile’ campaign in line with the promotion of the successful  hosting of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

The campaign is a nationwide project involving the assistance of all citizens to spread the spirit of a warm welcome.  The campaign will begin in restaurants, shopping malls, accommodation and other places most frequently visited by foreign tourists.

K-smile will operate with the slogan ‘Korea smiles and the world smiles back’ to greet foreign tourists with warm hospitality whilst in Korea and to increase their enjoyment of the country with the hope of encouraging tourists to return again and again.

Korea is attracting more Australians to its ski resorts in recent years and no doubt the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Korea will draw more interest from skiers, snowboarders and winter enthusiasts.

Korea’s best ski resorts are on the east coast of Korea with popular ski resorts like Yongpyong and Alpensia only three hours from the capital city, Seoul by ski shuttle bus.  Yongpyong and Alpensia are the main venues for the 2018 Winter Olympics with all venues within thirty minutes of Alpensia Sports Park.

Australians can enjoy ski and snowboard adventures in Korea right now with some great packages being offered ex Australia.

Australia’s major ski operator Skimax have been offering reasonable ski packages to Korea for a number of years.   Packages of seven night’s accommodation plus a six day lift pass start at $969 per person (twin share) in a deluxe room at the Dragon Valley Hotel as well as from $969 per person (twin share) in an ondol room at Dragon Valley Tower condominiums.  A quadruple share room is even cheaper starting at $800 per person for seven nights.

Snowscene based in Brisbane who have been around for 30 years have a very reasonable Snobus Group package tour to Korea Jan 24-31, 2016 from $1,950 per person including seven night’s accommodation, transfers to Alpensia Ski Resort from Seoul, buffet breakfast daily and five days skiing at four different resorts, as well as an Australia Day BBQ lunch in the snow, Snow Temple Tour, Indoor Waterpark visit and group farewell BBQ dinner. The package does not include return flights from Australia to Korea.

Snowscene is also offering family accommodation in two-bedroom apartments at Alpenisa Ski Resort including five nights accommodation at InterContinental Resort and a 4 day lift pass (quad share) from $795 per person.  Snowscene also offer stopovers in Seoul and a wide variety of accommodation at Yonpgyong, Alpensia and Phoenix Park Resorts as well as Welli Hilli Park, Vivaldi Park and Bears Town.

Book your ski package holiday today at Skimax or Snowscene.

Skimax website:  www.skimax.com.au

Snowscene website:  snowscene.com.au

To learn more about the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea visit the official website: www.pyeongchang2018.com

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