UIC was very pleased to welcome the KORAIL Tourism Development Team, which is one of the interrelated companies of KORAIL in South Korea, at its headquarters in Paris on 5 April.
KORAIL Tourism Development is a culture and leisure company which consists of five business units including Tour and Leisure business, MICE (Meeting, Incentive tour, Convention, Exhibition), Theme Park business, Crew (SM) business, etc.
The delegation was led by Mr Han Junhee, Director of the train crew, Head of KTX-high speed trains and many kinds of tourist train onboard services as well in South Korea.
The delegation from KORAIL Tourism Development was welcomed at UIC by the Passenger Department. This meeting provided an opportunity for a comprehensive overview of projects and cooperation activities currently coordinated by UIC.
Due to their activity, they were especially interested in the TopRail (Tourist Opportunities for Railways) project activity, whose new events (1st TopRail Forum and the book “Around the world in 80 Tourist Trains”) were explained by its UIC project manager Vanessa Perez.
KORAIL is one of TopRail’s members and has collaborated over the last two years in the creation of the TopRail website (www.toprail.org) and the TopRail Guidelines on Sustainable Tourism last year. The KORAIL CEO was also one of the initial signatories of the UIC TopRail Charter on Sustainable Rail Tourism.