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KTO offers foreign residents free calendars

Images of the free 2012 calendar offered to foreign residents (KTO)
Images of the free 2012 calendar offered to foreign residents (KTO)
Foreign residents in Korea can receive free 2012 desk calendars featuring Korean landscapes and cultural images by dialing 1330, a call center for non-Korean speakers, the Korea Tourism Organization said.

Foreign residents can receive a calendar by calling the 1330 “TT Call Center” and leaving their names and addresses, KTO said.

The 2012 KTO calendar carries works by four Korean photographers who traveled around the country to capture Korean traditional culture and its people. It is available in four different languages to celebrate the Year of Korean Tourism.

This offer will continue through Dec. 31 until all 3,000 calendars run out.

Callers from a land line only need to dial 1330 without an area code, but the local area code must be dialed before 1330 on a cell phone.

The TT Call Center, established in September 1999, has been offering non-Korean residents and visitors information on hotels, tourist destinations, transportation and more in four languages ― Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese.

The 24-hour service also offers interpretation for visitors to talk to taxi drivers, waiters, shop and hotel staff.

By Shin Hae-in (hayney@heraldcorp.com)
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