Lotte "Back to Basics & Blessing in Disguise"...Kicks off ‘Korea Duty-Free Festa 2023’
Lotte "Back to Basics & Blessing in Disguise"...Kicks off ‘Korea Duty-Free Festa 2023’
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  • 승인 2023.05.01 14:34
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Lotte Duty-Free has swung its support behind ‘Korea Duty-Free Festa,’ a month-long promotion to encourage spending by foreign visitors and Korean travelers during the peak travel season.

Korea Customs Service and Korea Duty-Free Association jointly host the shopping campaign. All 15 duty-free shops in Korea, including Seoul, Busan, and Jeju, participate.

To coincide with the festival, Lotte Duty-Free is hosting an event to present up to 2 million KRW (US$1,495) in LDF PAY to overseas purchasers. Tourists can use it like cash at Lotte Duty-Free offline branches.

From 8 May, coupons offering discounts of up to US$50 will be presented, depending on the purchase amount. In addition, shopping benefits for each payment method, such as JCB cards and Alipay, are being provided for Japanese and Chinese tourists.

Lotte Internet Duty-Free offers additional points worth up to US$78, depending on the amount spent. In addition, the ‘Spring Picnic Exhibition’ features 300 products from 100 brands, such as Paul Smith, Lacoste, and Joseph & Stacey, at up to -50% discounts. The ‘23SS First Half Settlement Sale’ will offer discounts as high as -70%.

In a blockbuster attraction, the 32nd Lotte Duty-Free Shop Family Concert will be held over three days from 16 to 18 June, along with a giveaway event for Koreans to stay at Lotte Hotel.

“For the successful Korea Duty-Free Festa, Lotte Duty-Free has prepared a wealth of benefits,” a company spokesperson said.

In other news, Lotte Duty-Free has recently produced a shopping guide for downtown duty-free shops and pick-up points in six languages (English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Korean).

Sales to Southeast Asian tourists such as Vietnamese, Thais, and Taiwanese increased by about 3.5 times year-on-year in the first quarter.

This promising growth spurred Lotte Duty-Free to revamp its leaflet to offer more detail on how to purchase and receive products and document the location of pick-up counters at international airports such as Incheon, Gimpo, Gimhae, and Jeju.

Lotte made this guide with eco-friendly non-wood pulp and vegetable ink from sugarcane waste.


The summary of this article in Korean is as follows.

■롯데免, ‘코리아 듀티프리 페스타 2023’ 동참
롯데면세점은 오는 5월 한 달간 열리는 ‘코리아 듀티프리 페스타 2023’에 참여해 우리나라를 찾는 외국인 관광객을 위한 이벤트를 진행한다고 최근 밝혔다. 

코리아 듀티프리 페스타(Korea Duty-Free Festa)는 외국인 관광객의 방한과 국내 소비 촉진을 위해 관세청과 한국면세점협회가 주최하는 면세쇼핑 축제다. 국내 15개 면세점이 참여한다.

롯데면세점은 축제 기간 중 오프라인 영업점에서 현금처럼 사용할 수 있는 LDF PAY를 최대 200만 원까지 증정한다. 구매 금액에 따라 최대 50달 금액 할인을 제공하는 쿠폰도 증정한다. 일본, 중국 관광객을 위한 JCB카드, 알리페이 등 결제 수단별 쇼핑 혜택도 마련했다.

롯데인터넷면세점에서도 구매금액에 따라 최대 78달러의 추가 적립금을 지급한다.  100여 개 브랜드, 300여 개 상품을 최대 50% 할인된 가격에 선보이는 ‘봄맞이 피크닉 기획전’과 최대 70% 할인행사인 ‘23 SS 상반기 결산세일’을 진행한다.

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