On the 19th, 19:00 at Yonsei University, Seoul was held the 100th anniversary of ‘2009 Hallyu Tourism Night’ by Korea National Tourism Organization. The former idea of this event is to celebrate the surpass of 7 million foreign tourists visit to Korea on last November 23rd.
Korea National Tourism Organization, “In mid-December, it’s certain that Japanese tourists’ visits to the country will break 3 million for the first time. So far, among foreign tourists visiting Korea, Japanese are the most, thus to achieve another increase in spreading the ‘Hallyu wave’, this event was designed.” explaining the purpose of ‘2009 Hallyu Tourism Night’.
In the event, various video promotions starring Lee Byung-hoon, Song Seung-hun, Ji Jin-hee, Son Ho Young, Andy, FT Island, and Kim Joon to emerge Korea tourism was shown. Theme song from drama ‘Winter Sonata’, ‘Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter’ composed by Yoo Hae-jun was performed by T-MAX and SG Wannabe who attended the celebrations.
At the event, Korea Tourism awarded Hallyu Tourism Section Merit Awards’ for song ‘Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter’, while Kim Joon, Son Ho Young, Song Seung-hun, Sin Seung-woo, TVXQ,FT Island were also awarded ‘Hallyu Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award’.