Seoul boosting efforts to lure visitors in anticipation of 'revenge tourism and spending'

Ikseondong in central Seoul, a new hotspot featuring restaurants and cafes transformed from old hanok (Korean traditional house). PHOTO: SEOUL METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT AND SEOUL TOURISM ORGANISATION
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SEOUL - A revamped city square boasting a new light show at night. A newly opened island that offers various spaces for relaxing. And a new hipster hangout transformed from a cluster of old hanoks or Korean traditional houses.

All these and more will become key attractions in Seoul when the country reopens fully to tourists once the Covid-19 pandemic is over, according to the city's mayor, Mr Oh Se-hoon.

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