KOTFA KoreaWorld Travel Fasir 2015

Company History

KOTFA Company Limited
The KOTFA Company Limited was established in 1993 by succeeding the Korea Tourism Promotion Company which had been organizing the ‘Korea World Travel Fair’ since 1986 and taking over the OTF (Overseas Travel Fair).

1986
Sep.
Organized the 1st Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA ’86)
1987
Sep.
Organized the 2nd Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA ’87)
1988
Jun.
Organized the 3rd Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA ’88)
1989
Mar.
Organized the 1st Overseas Travel Fair (OTF ‘89)
Sep.
  • Organized the 4th Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA ’89)
  • Participated in the Taiwan International Tourism EXPO
  • Participated in the Hong Kong Inter-tour EXPO
1990
Mar.
Participated in the ITB-Berlin
Jun.
Organized the 2nd Overseas Travel Fair (OTF ‘90)
Sep.
  • Organized the 5th Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA ’90)
  • Participated in the JATA Tourism EXPO Japan
1991
Jun.
Organized the 3rd Overseas Travel Fair (OTF ‘91)
Aug.
Organized the 6th Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA ’91)
1992
May
  • Organized the 7th Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA ’92
  • Contracted the consolidation of KOTFA and OTF
1993
Jun.
Organized the 4th Overseas Travel Fair (OTF ‘93)
Aug.
Established the KOTFA Co., Ltd. ( President & CEO : Mr. Shin, Joong-Mok)
1994
Aug.
Organized the 8th Korea World Travel Fair (kotfa ‘94)
※ From ‘93 to ‘95, the KOTFA and OTF were held every other year
1995
May
May Organized thee 5th Overseas Travel Fair (OTF ‘95)
Jun.
Organized the 1st Pusan International Travel Fair (PIFF ‘95)
1996
Apr.
  • Consolidated KOTFA and OTF and changed the title to Korea World Travel Fair.
  • Organized the 9th Korea World Culture and Tourism Fair at the COEX, Seoul
  • Organized the 2nd Pusan International Travel Fair (PIFF ‘96)
1997
Mar.
Organized the 3rd Pusan International Travel Fair (PITF 1997)
Jul.
Organized the 10th Korea World Culture and Tourism Fair at the COEX, Seoul
1998
Jun.
Organized the 11th Korea World Culture and Tourism Fair with the 1st National Tourism Souvenir Contest Exhibit at the COEX, Seoul
Nov.
Participated in the World Tourism Fair ’98 in Japan
1999
Mar.
Designated as an agent for managing the International Pavilion of the Gangwon-do International Travel Fair
Jun.
Organized the 12nd Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA 1999) at the COEX, Seoul
Aug.
Increased the capital of KOTFA Co., Ltd to 100 million won.
2000
Mar.
Increased the capital of KOTFA Co., Ltd to 500 million won.
Apr.
  • Established the on-line tour agency “www. goodtimetour.com”
  • Established the e-paper www.thisweekinkorea.com
  • Established the budget chain Hotels site www.hotelincity.com
May
  • Registered as a general tourism business to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism ( No. 741)
  • Registered as a venture business to the Seoul Regional Office Small & Medium Business Administration (No. 2000113543-3090)
  • Registered ad a International Conference Management business to the Seoul Metropolitan City (No. 41)
  • Organized the 13rd Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA 2000) at the COEX, Seoul
  • Organized the 4th Pusan International Travel Fair (PITF 2000)
2001
Jan.
Managed the presentation of Universal Studio Japan in the Korean tourism market
Apr.
Contracted for ticket sales representative of Universal Studio Japan in Korea
May
Conducted the presentations of Japan EXPO 2001 ( Kita- Kyushu 2001 EXPO) in Seoul and Busan
Jun.
  • Managed the Tourism Presentation of Saga Prefecture, Jopan in Korea
  • Establised the ‘KOTFA’s Industrial-educational Cooperation Scholarship Committee’
  • Awarded full scholarship for the 1st ‘Industrial- educational Cooperation’ for 2 graduate school students majoring Tourism.
Sep.
Conducted the festival on the Itaewon street in commemoration of the designation of Itaewon Tourism Special District
2002
Jan.
Managed the Tourism Presentation of East-Kyushu (Kita Kyushu, Oita, Betppu City), Japan
Mar.
Managed the presentation of Universal Studio Japan in Korea
May
Organized the 15th Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
Jun.
  • Managed the Busan’s cultural events for 2002 FIFA World Cup (Dynamic Korea Festival 2002 World Cup Street Festival, Parade)
  • Agent contracted for inducement of foreign buyers to the 2002 Seoul International Food Fair
Sep.
Organized the Busan International Travel Fair (BITF-2002) at the BEXCO, Busan.
2003
Jan.
  • Appointed as the Organizer of the DaeguTour EXPO- 2003
  • Mr. Shin Joong-mok, the CEO and Chairman of KOTFA Co., Ltd. was appointed as the co-representative of NGO Tourism Development People’s Alliance
Feb.
Organized and managed the Tourism Development People’s Alliance Seminar in the Culture and Tourism Committee of the National Assembly
Mar.
Organized and managed the seminar of the ‘Participating Business Peoples Forum’
Apr.
  • Organized the 1st Daegu Tour EXPO at the EXCO, Daegu
  • Organized and managed the seminar of the ‘Tourism Development People’s Alliance’
  • Sales represented and managed the Korea Textile and Fashion EXPO tourism in Shanghai, China
Jun.
Organized the 16th Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
Jul.
  • Awarded full scholarship for the 5th ‘Industrial- educational Cooperation’ for 5 graduate school students majoring Tourism. ( 3 master’s and 2 doctoral program)
  • Conducted the gathering of Friendship Visit Team from the Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Constructed and managed the event hall of Preliminary of SMEs and crafts
  • Managed the Installation Ceremony of Advisor for Tourism Development People’s Alliance
Sep.
Organized the Busan International Travel Fair (BITF-2003) at the BEXCO, Busan.
Oct.
  • Managed the Business Presentation of Saga prefecture, Japan
  • Organized the 2003 Itaewon Global Village Festival
2004
Feb.
Organized Tourism Job Fair
Apr.
Organized the 2nd Daegu Tour EXPO at the EXCO, Daegu
Jun.
Organized the 17th Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
Oct.
  • Organized the 2005 Itaewon Global Village Festival
  • Organized the Busan International Travel Fair (BITF-2004) at the BEXCO, Busan.
2005
Apr.
  • Organized the 3rd Daegu Tour EXPOat the EXCO, Daegu
  • Organized the 4th Culture and Tourism Seminar of National Assembly, held in Daegu
Jun.
  • Organized the 18th Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
  • Organized the 5th Culture and Tourism Seminar of National Assembly, held in Seoul
Aug.
Sales represented the Korea Pavilion in the 5th East Asia International Travel held in Dalian, China
Sep.
  • Organized the 9th Busan International Travel Fair at the BEXCO, Busan.
  • Organized the 6th Culture and Tourism Seminar of National Assembly, held in Busan
Oct.
  • Organized the 2005 Itaewon Gloval Village Festival
  • Sales represented and managed the Korea Pavilion in the Friend City Tour EXPO in Shandong, China
Nov.
Managed the co-operation booth of UNWTO-Cambodia
Dec.
Organized the 7th Culture and Tourism Seminar of National Assembly, held in Kyushu, Japan
2006
Apr.
  • Organized the 4th Daegu Tour EXPO at the EXCO, Daegu
  • Organized the 8th Culture and Tourism Seminar of National Assembly, held in Daegu
Jun.
  • Organized the 19th Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
  • Organized the 9th Culture and Tourism Seminar of National Assembly, held in Seoul
Sep.
Organized the 9th Busan International Travel Fair at the BEXCO, Busan.
Oct.
Sales represented the Korea Pavilion in the 5th East Asia International Travel held in Dalian, China
Nov.
Organized the 10th Culture and Tourism Seminar of National Assembly, held in Jeju
2007
Apr.
Organized the 5th Daegu-Gyeongbuk Tour EXPO at the EXCO, Daegu
Jun.
Organized the 20th Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
Sep.
Organized the 10th Busan International Travel Fair at the BEXCO, Busan.
Oct
Sales represented the Korea Pavilion in the 5th East Asia International Travel held in Dalian, China
Nov.
Organized the 5th Gyeonggi International Travel Mart at the KINTEX, Goyang
2008
Apr.
Organized the 6th Daegu-Gyeongbuk Tour EXPO at the EXCO, Daegu
Jun.
  • Organized the 21st Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
  • Organized the 20th Anniversary of ANA’s launching in Korea
Jul.
Organized the Tourism Presentation and Sales Conference for Kyushu, Japan
Sep.
Organized the 11th Busan International Travel Fair at the BEXCO, Busan.
Oct.
  • Sales represented the Korea Pavilion in the 5th East Asia International Travel Fair held in Dalian, China
  • Organized the Gateway Business between Busan-Fukuoka in the Shanghai Cruise Fair
  • Represented the PR activities of Kansai, Japan
Nov.
  • Organized the 6th Gyeonggi International Travel Mart at the KINTEX, Goyang
  • Organized the Croatia’s Tourism Presentation
  • Organized the Tourism Seminar of Fukuoka, Japan
2009
Feb.
  • Co-Organized the Korea Travel EXPO
  • Organized the International Tourism Ryokan Association Kinki Chapter’ s Road show for the Korea Tour Agencies
  • Organized the ‘Yokoso Okinawa’ Campaign
Apr.
  • Organized the 7th Daegu-Gyeongbuk Tour EXPO at the EXCO, Daegu
  • Sales represented the Korea Pavilion in the 6th East Asia International Travel Fair
Jun.
Organized the 22nd Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
Sep.
Organized the 12th Busan International Travel Fair at the BEXCO, Busan.
Nov.
Organized the 7th Gyeonggi International Travel Mart at the KINTEX, Goyang
2009
Feb.
  • Co-Organized the Korea Travel EXPO
  • Organized the International Tourism Ryokan Association Kinki Chapter’ s Road show for the Korea Tour Agencies
  • Organized the ‘Yokoso Okinawa’ Campaign
Apr.
  • Organized the 7th Daegu-Gyeongbuk Tour EXPO at the EXCO, Daegu
  • Sales represented the Korea Pavilion in the 6th East Asia International Travel Fair
Jun.
Organized the 22nd Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
Sep.
Organized the 12th Busan International Travel Fair at the BEXCO, Busan.
Nov.
Organized the 7th Gyeonggi International Travel Mart at the KINTEX, Goyang
2010
Apr.
Organized the 8th Daegu-Gyeongbuk Tour EXPO at the EXCO, Daegu
Jun.
Organized the 23rd Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
Sep.
Organized the 13rd Busan International Travel Fair at the BEXCO, Busan.
Nov.
Organized the 8th Gyeonggi International Travel Mart at the KINTEX, Goyang
2011
Organized the 9th Daegu-Gyeongbuk Tour EXPO at the EXCO, Daegu
Jun.
Organized the 24th Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
Sep.
Organized the 14th Busan International Travel Fair at the BEXCO, Busan.
Nov.
Organized the 9th Gyeonggi International Travel Mart at the KINTEX, Goyang
2012
Apr.
Organized the 10th Daegu-Gyeongbuk Tour EXPO at the EXCO, Daegu
Jun.
Organized the 25th Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
Sep.
Organized the 15th Busan International Travel Fair at the BEXCO, Busan
Nov.
  • Organized the 10th Gyeonggi International Travel Mart at the KINTEX, Goyang
  • Organized the 2013 Incheon Tour Leisure Sports Fair at the Songdo Convensia, Incheon
2013
Apr.
Organizing the 11th Daegu-Gyeongbuk Tour EXPO at the Gyeongju World Culture EXPO Park
Jun.
Organized the 26th Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
Sep.
Organized the 16th Busan International Travel Fair at the BEXCO, Busan.
Nov.
Organized the 2013 Incheon Tour Leisure Sports Fair at the Songdo Convensia, Incheon
2014
Jun.
Organized the 29th Korea World Travel Fair at the COEX, Seoul
Aug.
Organized the 2014 Incheon Tour Leisure Sports Fair at the Songdo Convensia, Incheon
Sep.
Organized the 17th Busan International Travel Fair at the BEXCO, Busan.
KOTFA merged OTF in 1992. OTF was held in 1993 and 1995, and it was included in KOTFA Host number so 2014 KOTFA has been called the 29th KOTFA.
2015
Apr.
Scheduled The 13th Tour Expo Daegu Gyeong buk
Jun.
Scheduled The 30th KOTFA
Sep.
Scheduled The 18th BITF
Nov.
Scheduled The 4th Incheon Tour and Leisure Fair