In order to promote Korea as a most sought after destination in India, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) in association with Cox & Kings is organizing a FAM trip for Miss India 2018 winner Anukreethy Vas and 1st Runner-up Meenakshi Chaudhary to create Miss India Travel Diaries called the #18 Reasons to Visit South Korea. To support this initiative, Gyeonggi Tourism Organization, Seoul Tourism Organization and Jeju Tourism Organization have joined hands with KTO to build awareness around South Korea among Indian tourists.
South Korea is emerging as one of the hottest holiday destinations in the world and it is now making its way to the bucket list of Indian travelers too.
Anukreethy, Femina Miss India World 2018 when asked about Korea said, "I am pretty excited about this trip as its going to be my first time in Korea. I was told that 2% of Koreans have Indian DNA, that is so exciting, I can already feel a certain connect. Besides that, we have been hearing so much about Korea, about its culture, its technological prowess, its trendy lifestyle, its culinary, its people and so much more. I am really looking forward to this tour."
She further added, "As the title holder of Miss India 2018, I realise the significance of this trip, the impact it would make back home in India, particularly amongst the Millennials who look up to us as role models. I also realise that we, India & Korea have a lot of similarities in our cultures…I’ll be happy if I can convince more Indians to come explore Korea, and likewise if more Koreans can come explore our country to promote cultural exchange and tourism."
Meenakshi Chaudhary, Femina Miss India Grand International 2018, said, “I am so eagerly awaiting to experience everything I have been hearing about Korea. I am looking forward to experience the traditional Korean culture, its cuisine, the fashion, the nightlife and many more. I will be happy if I can influence lot of Indians to come explore this beautiful country. I hope and believe that this initiative manages to bring in a positive change in bringing more tourists to Korea from India."
Jong Sool Kwon, Director Korea Tourism Organization New Delhi Said “South Korea is a hidden gem waiting to be explored - futuristic cities, advanced technology, buzzing nightlife, legendary food, K-Pop dramas, high-quality cosmetics and much more. I would like to welcome Miss India to experience all of this and influence traveler’s aspirations to visit South Korea during the upcoming holiday season.”