Travel: Incheon city steps up efforts to promote tourism after film’s success

(From Yonhap)

The Incheon metropolitan government has rolled up its sleeves to lure more tourists to the western port city, riding on the box-office success of the homegrown action film on the famous Incheon Landing Operation during the 1950-53 Korean War.

Starring Lee Jung-jae, Lee Bum-soo and the Hollywood actor Liam Neeson, “Operation Chromite” has attracted an audience of more than 3 million since it opened in local theaters last Wednesday.

Boosted by the strong performance, the local government has decided to give a 5,000 won (US$4.49) discount to tickets for cruise ships linking Incheon’s Yeonan Pier and Palmi Island to those who have a ticket to the movie or a stamp for visiting the city-run Memorial Hall for the Incheon Landing Operation in Yeonsu district.

Palmi Island has the nation’s first lighthouse that took a big role in guiding the fleet of the United Nations forces into the city during the historic amphibious operation led by U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Read more



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