▲ Photo courtesy Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
On April 24, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the National Committee for Jeju New7Wonders of Nature hosted the D-200 Anniversary and Foundation World Tour Event to promote the island’s campaign to be selected as one of the New7Wonders of Nature.
A number of public figures including Jung Woon Chan, chairman of the National Committee for Jeju New7Wonders of Nature; Jung Byung Guk, minister of Culture and Tourism; Lee Bae Yong, chairman of Presidential Council on Nation Branding; Woo Keun Min, Jeju governor; Kim Jae Yoon, a member of the National Assembly; Yang Hwee-boo, CEO of Korea Broadcast Advertising Corporation; Lee Cham, president of the Korea Tourism Organization; Yang Won Chan, secretary-general of the National Committee for Jeju New7Wonders of Nature; and Bernard Weber, chairman of the N7W Foundation participated in the event while 3,000 Jeju islanders joined them in the festivities.
After all the main events at Seongsan Sunrise Peak were concluded, a press conference was held at the Haevichi Hotel & Resort where doubts surrounding whether New7Wonders was a commercial venture were addressed.
Moreover, Lee Cham spoke of his aspirations for tourism between Korea and China.
Meanwhile, a live concert at Halla Stadium was broadcast on SBS K-Pop from 3:40 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. The performance was specially dedicated to the “hope for Jeju’s selection as one of the New7Wonders of Nature.” Phone lines to vote for Jeju were available as planned and there was a live TV feed back to fans gathered in the Myeongdong area of Seoul.
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