Korea Tourism Organization To Host A Two-Day Grand Travel Fest

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Filipino travelers anticipating the reopening of Korea should deck this upcoming travel event from KTO Manila!

To jumpstart and spark interest in traveling to Korea when travel restrictions are lifted, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Manila Office will showcase Korea’s culture and tourism in its first-ever hybrid travel exhibition.

Korea Travel Fiesta 2021: Korea Tayo Soon will be held on December 4 – 5, 2021 at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay Activity Center. It will simultaneously be live streamed on KTO Manila’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

With its inviting and positive message, the event sends hope that traveling to Korea will definitely happen soon.

There is no doubt that Hallyu’s widespread K-Pop and K-Drama phenomenon has been rapidly growing in the Philippines over the years. With the many platforms available to listen to K-Pop music and watch Korean dramas and movies, Hallyu has influenced Filipino audiences of all ages to realize Korea is a dream destination to visit as a way of getting closer to their idols, as well as to experience the culture that has made them inspired.

Centering on the theme Hallyu, KTO has prepared activity installations highlighting the globally-praised K-Drama, Squid Game, as well as K-Pop-themed photo zones featuring Honorary Ambassadors for Korean Tourism, ITZY and Brave Girls.

Travel Fair + Lots of Fun Games & Stages

Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, and Jeju Air will release airline fares for PH-KR routes onsite, while several partner travel agencies will offer 2022 travel packages to different Korean destinations. As a bonus, visitors who will purchase during the two-day event from any participating airline or travel agency may redeem special gifts from KTO.

Following the IATF’s minimum health standards and other safety measures in place, the two-day event will be headlined by a rookie K-Pop girl group, PURPLE K!SS. The 7-member group will be gracing the fiesta through a virtual interview with fan interaction and mini-games, live from Korea via Zoom.

Live appearances from Jinho Bae and Ryan Bang will take place on the first day with Jinho Bae serenading the crowd with K-Drama OST songs, while Ryan Bang will perform a cooking demonstration.

There will also be special performances from Filipino celebrities such as CJ Navato, BINI, Kyline Alcantara, Ella Cruz, and Julian Trono. Talks shows with Hallyu content creators, and fun interactive games will complete the two-day program line-up at the stage.

Filipino online viewers will get a chance to participate in various virtual games with prizes ranging from KTO souvenirs to round trip tickets to Korea all-throughout the event.

“Korea Tayo Soon!”

According to DOH’s data, over 35M Filipinos are now fully vaccinated as of November 28 with Metro Manila alone having over 90% of its target population fully vaccinated. It can be noted that the Philippines’ cases of infection have continued to decrease since September.

In Korea, on the other hand, 80% of the population or 40M are now fully vaccinated. Both countries’ increase in vaccination rates is paving the way to safer travel in the near future, as KTO remains hopeful for the resumption of leisure travel to commence in the coming year.

The Philippines has been one of the top 10 visitors in Korea, while Korea has been the country’s top market in terms of visitor arrivals since 2010.

PR Source: KTO Manila

About Korea Tourism Organization

 KTO Manila Office was officially launched in Manila in May 2012 dedicated to promote Korea as a premier leisure, incentive, and medical travel destination to Philippine travelers. KTO offers constant product update to the public and to travel industry professionals, tapping through all available media, which includes but not limited to print, OOH, TV, and online; and disseminates information for Filipinos to have an inspiring experience and make the most in Korea. 

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