May 14, 2012


“Club Harmony”, a Korean cruise ship, made four calls at Beppu International Port in March and April.

Early morning on March 13, the citizens of Beppu welcomed “Club Harmony” at the pier #4 of Beppu International Port. It was a first visit to Beppu for Korean cruise ship. 99 passengers and 390 crew members were on board. “Club Harmony” made three more visits during this spring, which carried about 700 Korean tourists and is expected to repeat five more times in June through August.  

Mr. Hiroshi Hamada, Mayor of Beppu city, said, “Their visits leads a big economic effects and regional vitalization to Beppu. ”

Some FTIO members together with Beppu city office staff and Korean students from Beppu University worked at the pier, down town center, JR Beppu station and Kannawa hot spring area to entertain passengers and crew members.  (K/K)