With the aim to support the growth and development of the tourism industry in the country home to Jeju Island, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, the South Korean government opened a new tourist hub in Seoul.
The Seoul Tourism Plaza has 11 floors, counts with a tourism information center and souvenir shop on the first floor and the offices of various tourism organizations, associations and startups on the upper levels. The hub’s main objective is to provide assistance to tourism businesses hit by the pandemic while promoting domestic tourism.
According to the statement made during the opening ceremony by Seoul Mayor, Oh Se-hoon, “tourism in the post-corona era will focus on safety, localization, and going virtual or digital. The city of Seoul is actively pursuing projects to support, restore and advance the city’s tourism sector in order to secure a top place in terms of demand in the global tourism market.”