If you are planning on stopping over in Korea this winter then the
Korea Grand Sale 2013 is a shopping extravaganza like no other. Hosted by the
Visit Korea Committee this shopping festival for foreign tourists will run from
January 11 to February 28, 2013.
The Korea Grand Sale 2013 will offer foreign visitors huge
discounts and special offers on shopping, lodging, food, beverages, art
performances and more. Free hotel room nights will also be part of the event
allowing visitors a ‘free night’s stay’ when they book three or four nights
stay at designated hotels.
Major department stores, duty-free shops, retail outlets and
convenience stores across the country are participating. Run for the past
two years The Korea Grand Sale 2013 is planned to be the largest in scale so
far and will provide a wide variety of discount benefits and special gifts.
For the Korea Grand Sale 2013, leading department stores such as
Galleria, Lotte, Shinsegae and Hyundai, and duty-free shops such as Dongwha,
Lotte, Shilla, Walkerhill and the Korea Tourism Organization will participate.
Also, representative shopping malls such as Doota, Hello apM, Gimpo Airport
Outlet, and Yeoju & Paju Premium Outlets will join the festival to expand
the variety of shopping.
In addition, a wide range of benefits including discounts for
major Korean attractions and performances, will also be offered. The festival
will be providing a variety of shopping and tourism information online as well
as offline and will hold events allowing foreigners to enjoy the various
attractions of Korea.
The Visit Korea Committee will be operating a special event stage
in Myeong-dong, providing shopping and tourism information and will hold
various experience programs, including traditional Korean food tasting and
makeup tutorials. An opening ceremony will be followed by various events,
including a K-POP concert, theme weeks of each participating vendor, and other
interactive events to promote the participation of foreign tourists and elevate
the festive atmosphere.
Also, 50 top-class hotels across the country will offer “3+1” or
“4+1” accommodation benefits where foreign visitors will be provided with a
free additional nights stay. The participating hotels will also offer various
discounts on foods and beverages to foreign guests during the Korea Grand Sale
“The Korea Grand
Sale 2013 will celebrate the achievement of 10 million foreign tourists
visiting Korea each year. In celebration of this achievement, the festival will offer various shopping conveniences and
benefits to foreign visitors and will establish links with local government
events. The festival will be a great opportunity to refresh the awareness of
visiting Korea,” said Han Kyung-Ah, Executive Director of the Visit Korea
Committee. Han added, “The Committee will do its best to build the Korea Grand
Sale as the leading shopping and tourism festival of Asia.”
Watch the Korea Grand Sale website www.koreagrandsale.co.kr for detailed
information coming soon and for more information on shopping and
travelling in Korea details visit www.visitkorea.or.kr
Dated: 30 October, 2012
Further information: Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager,
KTO Sydney office
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 02)9252-4147/8