Sunday, January 10, 2010

Opening of the portal website of Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

The official website of Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea opened anew as a portal website introducing the "Southern Coast Travel Planner System".
The Organizing Committee said on December 29 that, with 500 days remaining until the opening of the event, its website would be upgraded and supplemented with information related to the Expo, and its contents would help Internet users to plan their trips to the southern coastal areas of Korea, where the host city of the Expo is located.

With this new website portal, Internet users can have a list of the recommended travel itineraries and reserve accommodation. An all in one now possible, by entering the number of passengers, type of accommodation, food preferences, travel objective and finally the destination. The recommended itineraries are created by tourism professionals, while the restaurants and the proposed accommodation are accredited by the Organizing Committee after a rigorous selection process.

The portal website contains a real-time view of the construction on the Expo site and has a "community" which is the visitor-designed space on the website.

The opening of the portal website marks the first stage of website renovation which is aimed at promoting tourism in Korea's southern coast region. The Organizing Committee will continue to upgrade its website with features such as the Cyber Expo and customized services including the transportation guide.

The English, Chinese, Japanese and French versions of the portal website will be launched in the second half of 2011.