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Sockcho port attracted 44,000 cruise tourists by 2021

According to Yonhap News,

(CHUNCHEON=Yonhap News) Port of Sokcho in Gangwon province has become established as a port of call.

On June 17, Gangwon-do Maritime Tourism Center said that it attracted 2 stops, one for 2020 and another for 2021 through Fam Tour of Hapa Llyod cruise shipping company officials.

As a result, 18 stops in total are determined, including 7 for 2019 and 11 for 2020, promising 44,000 cruise tourists to visit Sokcho.

Economic effect is likely to reach KRW 4.57 billion, including KRW 3.4 billion by tourists spending, KRW 900 million in port revenue, and KRW 270 million others such as indirect jobs.

Hapag Llyod cruise is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, and has three ships for traditional cruise and exploration cruise, respectively.

Hanseatic Nature ship that Sokcho port attracted is the latest exploration cruise ship, in the scale of 15,650 tons, to be constructed in 2020. It will become a small-medium size luxury cruise with 230 passengers on board.

Gangwon-do Maritime Tourism Center invited Hapag Llyod shipping company's officials for Fam tours around the East Coast tourist spots over Sokcho, Donghae, Gangneung, Samcheok, and Yangyang.

A provincial official said, "Following the successful stop of a luxury cruise Silver Explorer in May, Hapag Lyod's confirmation to stop in Sokcho will increase publicity of Sokcho port among European shipping companies. We will continue our promotion and marketing activities to attract more cruises to Sokcho port."

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Source: Yonhap News (June 17, 2019)

** This article was translated from Korean.