June 23, 2010 10:13
Actress Choi Ji-woo has been chosen as an honorary tourism promotion supporter by the Visit Korea Committee. She will be appointed at a Visit Korea event on Wednesday evening.
Tourism supporters work to help attract foreign tourists as part of the nation's 2010-2012 Visit Korea Years campaign. Some 200 supporters are leading a drive to encourage Korean people to greet foreign tourists with warm and friendly smiles.
"Korean people are often misunderstood by foreigners due to our reserved demeanor or because of cultural differences," Choi said. "I will try my best to show our warm hearts to foreigners and promote the country as a great travel destination worth revisiting."
The Visit Korea event kicks off at 8 p.m. at Changdeok Palace and features a variety of cultural programs. The committee is also to announce visions to nurture Korea as a travel hot spot. It will be attended by the 200 supporters, Visit Korea Committee chairman Shin Dong-bin, Culture Minister Yu In-chon and Korea Tourism Organization head Lee Charm.
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