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Seoul Designates Welcome Day for Chinese Tourists
   2016-04-29 17:39:18    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Xu Leiying

A Seoul department store's employees welcome Chinese tourists on Thursday by dressing up in panda costumes. Seoul's government has made preparations for an expected influx of Chinese tourists during the upcoming Labor Day holidays. For example, the government has set up temporary information desks in certain areas of the city to welcome tourists from China. [Photo: IC]

The local government in the South Korean capital of Seoul has designated May 1st as the Welcome Day for Chinese Tourists.

It says tourists from China will receive special greetings on May 1st, including gifts and ethnic costume fittings. Temporary information desks will also be set up at main scenic places in Seoul in order to help foreign tourists.

May 1st marks the International Workers' Day and is celebrated in China as its Labor Day.

Around 100,000 Chinese tourists visited South Korea during the last Labor Day holiday.

The number is expected to increase during this year's holiday period.

In Q1 2016, 1.67 million Chinese visitors travelled to South Korea, an increase of 17.1% year on year.

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