Seoul mayor visited Beijing to woo back Chinese tourists

On Wednesday, Park Won-soon, the 59-year-old Seoul mayor, held a campaign in downtown Beijing to woo back Chinese tourists who put on hold plans to travel to ROK following the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in June.

During the promotion campaign, Park said more than 43 percent of visitors to Seoul came from China last year, but the MERS outbreak reduced the number of visitors by half from a year ago.

He said he hopes the promotion campaign could bring more Chinese tourists back.

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