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Seoul Welcome Week to go on throughout October

According to Yonhap News,

(SEOUL=Yonhap News) South Korea's capital will open a foreign tourist welcome week next month, featuring a variety of discounts and events, a city official said Thursday.

"Seoul Welcome Week 2017 will run for a month from Oct. 1-31 in order to attract foreign tourists," the official said.

During the festival, tourist information centers in Incheon and Gimpo international airports, gateways to South Korea, will display a "Welcome to Seoul" message in English, Chinese, Japanese and Thai.

Through events publicized on social networks like Facebook and Weibo, tickets for round-trip flights, the Seoul International Fireworks Festival (SIFF) and N Seoul Tower will be given to competition winners.

The city's multi-language tourist site ( will provide information on events like SIFF, the Seoul Street Arts Festival, 1890 Namsangol Night Market and Itaewon Global Festival.

Temporary welcome centers will be set up in seven major tourist destinations, including Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Namdaemun, Itaewon, Gwangjang Market and Hongdae.

The centers will provide information in Thai and Vietnamese, as well as in English, Chinese and Japanese.

During the festival, various discount events will also be staged across the city.

Red Table (, which offers restaurant menus in various languages, will introduce items with a 50% discount for foreign tourists.

Buxi (, which provides a car sharing service between airports and hotels, will offer foreign visitors a 10 percent discount as well.

Poster for Seoul Welcome Week (Yonhap)

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Source: Yonhap News (Sep. 28, 2017)
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