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Alberta Welcomes South Korean Visitors

Travel Alberta and the Calgary Airport Authority are pleased to welcome visitors from South Korea to Alberta, arriving in Calgary YYC via Korean tour charters on July 24, 29 and August 3. Three tour groups, organized by Hanjin Travel flying on Korean Air, will arrive at YYC from South Korea to explore Calgary, Edmonton, the Canadian Rockies and the Canadian Badlands this summer.

“These new charter flights present significant opportunity to welcome more visitors from South Korea to Alberta,” said Royce Chwin, Chief Executive Officer of Travel Alberta. “This business accounts for more than 1,900 booked hotel room nights, representing a significant economic contribution to the province. Travel Alberta is committed to our partnership with charter tour operator Hanjin Travel, the Calgary Airport Authority and our tourism partners to build on our marketing efforts in South Korea and grow Alberta’s visitor economy.”  

The service will operate with an A330-200 with each flight bringing up to 218 South Korean visitors. Hanjin Travel is focused on developing Korea’s tourism industry with its flagship airline, Korean Air, and connecting the people of South Korea to premier travel destinations such the iconic Rocky Mountains. 

 “As an international hub and gateway to Alberta, we look forward to welcoming these guests through YYC. Calgary International Airport’s extensive route network and our great working relationship with Travel Alberta allows Calgary and the region to be promoted as a global destination of choice for international guests,” said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. “We look forward to welcoming additional flights and visitors from Korea in the future as we work to further build our connections to Asia and beyond.”

In addition to incremental room nights, these groups will drive further revenues to the province through attractions, food and beverage, transportation and retail.

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