The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is putting in all their effort to assist Jamboree attendees affected by the typhoon. The 2023 Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree had to be canceled early due to an incoming typhoon, leaving scouts to scatter throughout the country as they wait for their flights home. Despite this emergency situation, KTO is doing all they can to provide Jamboree attendees with positive memories of their time in Korea.
Foremost, KTO has dedicated staff fluent in languages spoken by Jamboree attendees to assist with interpretation, creating a one-stop support service for all travel-related inquiries, from overcoming travel difficulties to signing up for tourism programs. With the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, they are also providing Korean culture and history experience programs for attendees from developing countries.
KTO’s comprehensive travel platform, VISITKOREA also has a special travel guide page aimed at Jamboree attendees. The page lists major attractions in the Seoul metropolitan area like Cheong Wa Dae, as well as attractions popular among Korean youth, such as K-pop music video filming locations. In addition, an information center for Jamboree attendees has opened at HiKR Ground, KTO’s Korean Tourism Promotion Hall in Seoul. The center provides information related to Korean tourism as well as docent tours and k-pop dance classes.
Lastly, the K-pop concert scheduled for the end of the Jamboree has been rescheduled to take place at 7PM on August 11 (Fri.) at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu, Seoul.