Seoul to run tours for G20 visitors

The Seoul Metropolitan Government will develop special tour programs for overseas tourists visiting Korea for the upcoming G2O Seoul Summit, Seoul city officials reported on Sep.17. Up to 34 tour courses have been developed for overseas visitors who will attend the six G20-related meetings running from September to November, including the main summit meeting on Nov. 11-12. These proposed tour programs will target the attendees, their families and entourages, and foreign media groups.

The programs are designed to them enjoy and experience the essence of Korean culture and style during their short stay in the country, and are expected by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to attract nearly 15,000 people. (Left: Overseas tourists tasting bibimbap, mixed rice with vegetables. They joined a special tour program designed by the Seoul Metropolitan Government.)

The city office tested the tour program on Sep. 13 with overseas financial experts. It will operate the tours for the T20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting, slated to take place from October 11-14 in Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do, the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting on Oct. 21-23 in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, and the G20 Seoul Business Summit on Nov. 10-11 in Seoul.

“Since more foreigners want to look around popular attractions to feel the beauty of Seoul during their short stay for the G20 Seoul Summit, we developed these tour programs targeting those who will visit Seoul for business meetings or conventions,” said an official from the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

Meanwhile, in order to better prepare for the upcoming G20 Seoul Summit, the city government has been doing its utmost to advance the infrastructure of the meeting venue, accommodations, and hospitality.

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