The Korea Tourism Organisation in collaboration with the PyeongChang2018 Winter Olympic Committee brought the PyeongChang2018 Winter Games Road Show to London last week.

Taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel and in the presence of H.E. Mr. Joonkook Hwang, the ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the UK, the CEO of Korea Tourism Mr. Chang Soo Jung and Mr. Hyung Koo Yeo, secretary general of the PyeongChang2018 Organising Committee, the evening gave a snap-shot of next year’s Winter Olympic Games.

Key points included venues and infrastructure, the regional tourism potential of the Gangwondo region and the legacy this event will provide in the form of the new rail connection between Seoul and the PyeongChang cluster.

It was also the chance to introduce and connect the official Authorised Ticket Seller (ATR) ‘Sports Travel & Hospitality Group’ (STH) to the travel trade in the UK. STH will soon launch Team GB Live, a platform developed in partnership with Team GB to enable those wishing to book ticket inclusive travel packages to the Games.

During February 9-25, 2018, the city of PyeongChang will welcome almost 5,000 athletes from nearly 100 nations for the first Winter Olympics to be held on South Korean soil and athletes will compete for more than 102 gold medals in 15 disciplines in seven sports.

In total, 12 venues split between the PyeongChang Mountain cluster and neighbouring city Gangneung coastal cluster will be used during the 17 days of the Games.

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