New Tourism Gift Certificates To Go on Sale

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New Tourism Gift Certificates To Go on Sale

It has been announced that tourism gift certificates will go on sale early this year, and a culture and art theme park will open at the former Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) center in northern Seoul by 2004.
On February 22, Park Jie-won of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced this year's projects and policies. The Korea Tourism Association will issue the tourism certificates, and tourism-related facilities including local hotels, restaurants, ski resorts, airlines, trains, and parks will be included in the service. Certificate denominations will range from 10,000 to 200,000 won.
The culture and art theme park will take over the left wing of the former KCIA building. Part of this area currently houses the Korean National University of Arts. The construction of the park will begin this year and end in 2004. The park will comprise a concert hall, exhibition hall, outdoor stage, and a movie theater. The budget is expected to be 180 billion won.
Meanwhile, a third lift on the ban of Japanese culture will be implemented in the latter part of this year. Korean audiences will have a chance to access P-18 (prohibited for viewers under the age of 18) Japanese movies and Japanese popular music.

Cho Hyon-uk : poemlove@joongang.co.kr
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