▲ from left to right: Ulsan Metropolitan City tour explanation booth photo spot. Dokdo VR experience spot © 정승아 SNS기자단
[GJCNEWS=정승아 SNS기자단 기자] The 36th Seoul International Tourism Fair was successfully held at Coex C hall from 24th to 27th of June. The Korea International Tourism Exhibition is the largest comprehensive tourism fair in Korea, with 70 countries worldwide participating in promoting each country's tourism, travel, and culture with different contents. The goal was to encourage healthy overseas travel by providing various domestic and foreign travel information.
Through honest conversations with visitors, visitor's experience and feelings in this year's tourism fair were clearly transferred.
The most impressive part was the various booths: contents with local features, artworks, IT, and daily supplies. It was an excellent opportunity to recall and learn more about the areas already visited before and knew about foreign countries the visitors have never seen before or thought about visiting. Visitors had great chances to learn about new information what places they should visit in certain countries. One of the most popular events about this fair was the various eye-catching photo booths. People were able to get some brief feeling of how the places would look like. Another engaging activity was the VR experience. Efforts were made to make Booth's activities newer and more diverse, giving people joy and information at the same time. For instance, in the Dokdo booth, the VR experience is memorable for me. Since it is hard to visit Dokdo in person, it was a fascinating experience because it felt like seeing the place through the VR experience.
Most of all, COVID 19 was the biggest concern for all the visitors and organizers. However, the quarantine seems to be going well. The distance keeping policy is kept well when checking the temperature and participating in the event.
Since last year, COVID 19 has left so many people stranded. Through this tourism fair, people would have an opportunity to think about travel again and plan for a healthy trip and raise their interest.