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Japan and South Korea urge tourism recovery: up to 40% discount on amusement parks, transformation of hot spring hotels

Date: 2020-05-30

On May 28, as the epidemics in Japan and South Korea slowed down, Japanese and South Korean merchants have launched discounts and other measures to promote industry recovery.


The Korean government strives to achieve a recovery in the tourism industry this summer. According to Yonhap News Agency, the Korean government has designated June 20-July 19 as a "special tourism period", when major tourist attractions and hotels will launch "unprecedented" preferential projects to attract tourists.


Park Liang-yu, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea: National amusement parks can see discounts of up to 60% and discounts of in-depth tours of 40%. Tourism products in Busan, Gyeongbuk, Jeonbuk, Incheon and other regions also have different discounts.


On the basis of discounts, the hotel also launched a "pre-sale reduction" campaign-travelers who book online can get up to 40,000 won (about 232 yuan) of the coupon, and the earlier the reservation, the greater the chance of getting the coupon .


This is a large supermarket in Seoul. During the epidemic, most customers switched to online shopping. In order to reverse this situation, the supermarket played a "fresh" brand-eggs were laid yesterday; pork is guaranteed to be slaughtered within 3 days. According to the staff, the supermarket's approach is to reduce circulation and improve the freshness of the product, while reducing prices.


Cao Meiyan, a citizen of Seoul: I can directly see that it is better to buy in the supermarket for comparison.


The transformation of a long-established Japanese hotel, the playground resumes business


Affected by the epidemic, Japan ’s tourism industry is also in a difficult position. Old-fashioned hotels are seeking transformation, and the playgrounds that have resumed operations have introduced regulations to prevent the epidemic.


This is a well-established hotel located in Ureshino Onsen in Saga Prefecture-"Wadaya Villa". In May, the turnover was almost zero, and the hotel was temporarily closed.


Kawara Ohara, president of the "Wadoya Villa": Our hotel has a history of 70 years, and this is the first time we have encountered this situation.


In order to survive the epidemic, "Heduo Villa" began to transform: they transformed some hot spring rooms into a suitable office environment, and then leased to some companies. Enterprises renting hot spring offices are required to pay 700,000 yen (approximately 46,600 yuan) per month, three-quarters of which are borne by the local county and city governments.


Company employee Gu He Ming Xiang: You can enjoy various types of hot springs while working.


According to another report from Asahi Television, from late May, major playgrounds in Japan have resumed business.


However, the "New Amusement Park Operation Policy" issued to prevent the spread of the new crown virus also made tourists cry. According to this policy, tourists can't shout loudly even when riding a roller coaster to avoid the spread of droplets; staff who play ghosts in haunted houses need to wear masks and keep a safe distance from tourists as much as possible.