Photo: Hello Korea social media supporters
On August 8, 2020, the Korea Tourism Organization held an opening ceremony at Mukhohang Waterfront Park in Donghae-si, Gangwon-do for the newly appointed Hello Korea social media supporters consisting of foreigners from Europe and North America currently residing in Korea.
Hello Korea first began in 2016 and has produced a total of 67 supporters. This year, 28 supporters were chosen from 17 countries including the United States, England, Russia, Brazil, and Spain.
Among the supporters are power influencers such as Thais Genaro, a Brazilian YouTuber with over 250,000 subscribers, and Adrienne Hill, New York Office’s Honorary 'Korea Travel Correspondent.'
Due to the coronavirus disease, the supporters will focus on untact marketing and share the charms of traveling in Korea on their own social media platforms, as well as the official Hello Korea channel. In addition, famous figure, Daniel Lindemann, has been appointed as an honorary supporter and will share a message of hope and encouragement.
After the ceremony, the supporters visited Gangneung and Donghae. The Korea Tourism Organization made it a priority to take preventive measures during the entire trip. Furthermore, the supporters visited regional untact attractions, night attractions, and made content related to traveling safe.