‘Symbolic’ moment for Lotte as it hosts Singaporean tourists in Myeongdong

By Charlotte Turner |

A group of Singaporean tourists visited Lotte Duty Free’s main store in Myeongdong, Korea this week; the first time in 634 days, according to the leading Korean travel retailer.

 

Made possible by a reciprocal ‘travel bubble’ agreement – first struck in October, but did not officially come into force until 15 November – the group of Singaporean tourists arrived in Korea on 16 November.

 

On Monday they shopped for ‘about an hour’ at the Lotte store in downtown district of Myeongdong.

 

According to Lotte, the group plans to return to Singapore on 23 November after visiting various major Korean attractions.

 

A Lotte Duty Free official said: “It is a small group, but it is symbolic as it is the first foreign group customer to visit Lotte Duty Free since the pandemic. At the same time, we are paying attention to quarantine measures so that customers can shop in a safe environment.”

 

On Monday the group of Singaporean tourists shopped for ‘about an hour’ at the Lotte store in downtown district of Myeongdong.

On Monday the group of Singaporean tourists shopped for ‘about an hour’ at the Lotte store in downtown district of Myeongdong.

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