RAKSO TRAVEL partners with the Seoul Metropolitan Government | Featuring Seoullo 7017 - Rakso Travel

Rakso Travel

Rakso Air Travel & Tours, Inc. is a Premium Travel Service Provider established in 1999. A pioneer in promoting the Philippines to the elite Korea market, Rakso Travel has since become a full-pledged travel agency specializing in the development of both inbound and outbound tour products for corporate incentives and leisure tours.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

RAKSO TRAVEL partners with the Seoul Metropolitan Government | Featuring Seoullo 7017

As tourism undeniably contributes to the economy of any country, or locality for that matter, the Seoul Metropolitan Government reached out to select tourism counterparts in 9 Southeast Asian countries.

MOU Signing Ceremony. Seoul Metropolitan Government's Tourism & Sports Bureau Director-General Ahn Joon-ho (right) and Rakso Air Travel & Tours, Inc. (Rakso Travel) Chief Operation Officer (COO) Kim Dong Seol (left) led the MOU Signing Ceremony of partnership for tourism development of both Philippines and South Korea. Photo courtesy of Seoul Tourism Organization (STO)

MOU Signing Ceremony, last May 19, 2017. Photo shows the COO of Rakso Travel, Mr. Kim Doel Soel (left) and the Director-General of Seoul Tourism & Sports Bureau, Mr. Ahn Joon-ho (right). Photo courtesy of Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) 

In the Philippines, Rakso Travel was chosen as its sole counterpart travel agency in the country, bolstering cooperation to improve information sharing towards development of two-way tourism between the Philippines and South Korea. 

Seoul & Pyeongchang Familiarization Tour. Delegates from nine (9) countries, the Philippines (represented by Rakso Travel), Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore & Vietnam posed their big smile during the Seoul & Pyeongchang Familiarization Trip last May 19-22, 2017, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Photo courtesy of Seoul Tourism Organization (STO)

Seoul & Pyeongchang Familiarization Tour. The meeting session. Photo courtesy of Seoul Tourism Organization (STO).

This milestone project coincides with the grand opening of Seoullo 7017, a historical overpass-turned-tourist attraction and aptly called “garden hanging in the sky” by Arirang News. 

*** SEOULLO 7017 ***

The 20th of May 2017 marked the grand opening of the Seoullo 7017, a 45-year old overpass and the symbol of industrialization in the 70’s, with then over 10,000 cars traversing it daily.


Seoullo 7017. Video clips courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government/Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) 

Seoullo 7017 Grand Opening Ceremony. Photo courtesy of Seoul Tourism Organization (STO)

Seoullo 7017. The delegates of the Seoul & Pyeongchang Familiarization Trip 2017, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, take their best shot at the newly established Seollo 7017. Photo courtesy of Seoul Tourism Organization (STO)

Seoullo 7017. The locals as well as tourists enjoy Seoullo 7017 walkway. Photo courtesy of Seoul Tourism Organization (STO)

SEOULLO 7017, an elevated pedestrian walkway, 
stands for SEOUL, the City that we all know about, while LO is the literal term for road/highway.  7017 are significant numbers where 70 is for 1970, the year the Seoul Station overpass construction was originally completed and for decades connected the eastern and western parts of the city. The number 17 stands for 2017, the year it was re-opened as a brand-new tourist attraction. But 17 also carries other meaning.  17 is its height in meters from the ground, and it also connects to 17 pedestrian roads that lead to many other tour attractions in Seoul as it was designed for people to wander the greater Seoul City.

Seoullo 7017. Photo courtesy of Seoul Tourism Organization (STO)

The place is indeed a new tourist spot which highlights urban restoration and a new venue for exhibitions and street performances.

Stunning night view of Seoullo 7017. Photo courtesy of Seoul Tourism Organization (STO)


Stunning night view of Seoullo 7017. Photo courtesy of Seoul Tourism Organization (STO)

To know more about this new attraction in Seoul, call or visit RAKSO TRAVELMakati Head office (02) 651-9000.  Branches:  Manila (02) 353 4809. Angeles, Pampanga (045) 458 0803. Island of Boracay (036) 288 2419.  Binondo (02) 244-3500.  IT Park Cebu (032) 340-2000 and Davao (082) 287 8200.  E-mail support@raksotravel.com. For more information, visit www.raksotravel.com.

Rakso Travel is a member of PTAA and PHILTOA, an IATA and DOT-accredited travel agency, and ISO QMS 9001 compliant. 


#RaksoTravel #RaksoTravelExperience #Seollo7017 #Seoul #Korea #SeoulTourismOrganization #SeoulMetropolitanGovernment 


* * *
GALLERY















No comments:

Post a Comment