Webinar #2: Avanti Destinations: South Korea
Date: October 7, 2020
Presenter: Soneyon Jin, Janet Pinyoborisut (Avanti Destination representative)
Occupation: Representative, Travel Agent
Career Opportunities: Travel Agent, Travel Advisor, Travel Manager, Tour Operator, etc.!
This webinar was about an hour long and was very informative about the culture and destination, South Korea. Some background on Avanti Destination is that it was voted to have the best tour operator and they only service travel professionals. The presentation was neat and organized and shared a lot of key points about South Korea. During the presentation, two things that stood out to me were the culture of food and their famous spots to visit. One of the foods that were talked about in the call was kimchi. This dish is fermented vegetables, which may not sound too delicious. However, it is very delicious (at least to me) and incorporates the properties of gastronomy. The dish is healthy and is often eaten almost with any meal of the day. The second thing that stood out to me was the famous spots of South Korea. Some of the locations included were Jeju Island, Gyeongbokgug Palace, Yeomigi Botanical Garden, Camelia Hill, Mount Namsan, Dongdaeum Center, Seoul city, Busan, etc.!
Q: How would you describe the food and beverage industry in South Korea?
A: It is very family-oriented, but there are a few Italian restaurants that incorporate Korean culture. The food is very high quality, and the restaurants have different rooms for different audiences-so they are not the same as any other restaurant that you would find anywhere in the world.
Overall, this webinar has convinced me (even more) to visit South Korea and find more about the FIT tour operator, Avanti Destinations.