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Mayors of Alps Cities to Meet in Ulsan
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According to Yonhap News,

Ulsan will invite mayors of four foreign cities - Japan's Toyama, Swiss' Luzern, China's Hebei and New Zealand's Queenstown - using Alps as its brand name to Ulsan to have a consultative meeting and ink a cooperative agreement on mountain tourism during Eulalia Festival of Yeongnam Alps, scheduled to be held around Mt. Sinbul in October.

Ulsan has thus far met with representatives of the four cities individually for the agreement.

It adopted a joint statement for co-prosperity and development of sustainable mountain tourism last October with Toyama, known as Japan's Northern Alps.


O Dong-ho, Ulsan's administrative vice mayor, also visited Luzern to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on joint marketing for mountain tourism with Titlis Rotair, Luzern's tourism agency.

In addition, Ulsan inked a cooperative agreement with Hebei on expanding their ties for the tourism industry.


It also plans to sign an MOU with Queenstown, New Zealand's representative tourist attraction, dubbed "the Alps of the southern hemisphere" on cooperation for the tourism industry.

Yeongnam Alps of Ulsan refers to areas, located at an altitude of more than 1,000 meters around Mt. Gaji, Cheonghwang, Jaeyak, Ganwol and Yeongchuk in administrative boundaries from Ulsan to Milyang and Yangsan in South Gyeongsang Province and Cheongdo in North Gyeongsang Province.

"Ulasn's cooperation with foreign cities holds significance in that Ulsan plays a key role in the international urban cooperation and expands its relationship with foreign cities from the existing economic cooperation to mountain tourism cooperation," said O.

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Source: Yonhap News (Aug. 22, 2011)

** This is an English translation of a Korean text.