BUSAN, South Korea – Visitors to Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea can maximize their trip by incorporating a tour of Busan City. As such, Busan City is now working to secure convenient transportation between the two cities during the three-month expo period. The organizing committee of the expo has also designated 20 hotels in Busan (about 4,000 rooms) as official accommodations of the Expo. Busan city is busy preparing for its guests by developing tours that connect with the expo theme.
As Gimhae International Airport is the closest international airport to Yeosu, Busan City is expecting about 130,000 foreign tourists will visit Korea through Gimhae International Airport and Busan Port during the Expo period. This represents about 26 percent of the total 490,000 expected foreign visitors to the exposition.
Another reason that tourists will be tempted to visit Busan City is because Yeosu and nearby hotels and motels will not be able to accommodate everyone.
In fact, 16 civil servants from China’s Hebei Province including an expo delegation have decided to stay here and visited Busan to take a look around the hotels. Additionally, 25 German professors have elected to stay at the Toyoko-inn Hotel and have asked whether the city will be running a shuttle bus to Yeosu. Busan City will invite 400 Japanese lawmakers and hopes to attract as many tourists as possible during the expo. Apart from designating official accommodations, officials have confirmed that expo shuttle buses and cruise ships will be in operation.
Meanwhile, Busan City will also host a marine forum this year in connection with the expo. The city is also planning to offer a combined expo package of hotel, cruise tour and shuttle bus for tourists’ convenience.
Source: Busan City News