The Seychelles’ Tourism Board Office in South Korea has appointed a well-known novelist in the Asian nation, Yeong Ok Baek, as one of the Friends of Seychelles-Press.
The appointment was revealed during a press conference held at Gwanghwamun, Seoul city, on May 25, 2017. Some 30 members of South Korea’s most important press were in attendance.
Seychelles is more and more being highlighted as a popular destination in South Korea, thanks to its well-established reputation as the preferred choice of many celebrities, honeymooners and other visitors seeking luxurious holiday sites.
Julie Kim, regional manager of the Seychelles tourist office in Korea says there’s been a rapid increase in awareness of the destination, and Mrs. Baek’s appointment is therefore aimed at boosting this momentum, while increasing the island nation’s visibility among South Korean visitors.
“I hope that appointing Mrs. Baek as one of the Friends of Seychelles-Press will broaden the way for people to get to know Seychelles and eventually visit the islands in the near future,” said Kim.
The Seychelles’ Tourism Board Office in South Korea chose Yeong Ok Baek in recognition of her active contribution towards promoting the destination.
After visiting the archipelago, Mrs. Baek has been proactive in sharing her fascination of the natural beauty of the Seychelles through her recent book ‘What Anne of Green Gables tells you,’ as well as through her lectures and travel news articles.
Baek describes Seychelles as “a place perfect for detoxing” and a place where “Everything there is absolutely beautiful and makes you want to come back.”
“I was quite surprised to see local people raising the giant tortoise in their front yard and as a person who loves the nature, coco de mer was definitely my favorite,” she adds, when questioned about her most memorable experience in Seychelles.
Baek who has already published several books, made her debut as a writer in 2006. She is also a travel writer and currently the host of a radio show ‘Radio Detox Baek, Yeong Ok’ on MBC, one of the major broadcasters in South Korea.