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About BTO

History

2010's

Busan, a Soaring Global Tourist City

Busan Tourism Organization (BTO) is developing Busan into a leading global tourist city that is loved all-year-round by people from all over the world.
Also, BTO’s development of Busan’s tourism industry is improving the lives of people of Busan.
2019
  • Jun. 28Joins TPO (Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia Pacific Cities)
  • Sep. 04Opens Busan Tourism Business Support Center
  • Oct. 29Holds the 4th Busan One Asia Festival
2018
  • Mar. 28Opens Busan Medical Tourism Office in Mongolia
  • Oct. 20Holds the 3rd Busan One Asia Festival
  • Nov. 12Hee-joon Jeong inaugurated as the 4th president of BTO.
  • Dec. 19Opens Busan Tourism Promotion Office in Bangkok
2017
  • Jun. 01Opens Busan Tourism Promotion Office in Taipei
  • Jul. 01Reopens Busan Tower in Yongdusan Park
  • Jul. 03Opens Busan Tourism Promotion Office in Osaka
  • Aug. 01Opens Busan Tourism Promotion Office in Beijing
  • Oct. 22Holds the 2nd Busan One Asia Festival
2016
  • Jul. 01Business right over Taejongdae Resort Park transferred to BTO
  • Oct. 01Holds the 1st Busan One Asia Festival
  • Dec. 01Business right over Yongdusan Park transferred to BTO
2015
  • Nov. 02Jeong-bo Shim inaugurated as the 3rd president of BTO
  • Aug. 08Hwangnyeongsan Mountain Observatory opens
2014
  • Jan. 01BTO’s headquarters relocated (Centum City)
  • Mar. 13Soo-byeong Kim inaugurated as the 2nd president of BTO
  • Aug. 08Nakdong River Eco Cruise starts operating
2013
  • Jan. 01Arpina and Busan City Tour incorporated into BTO
  • Jan. 09Corporate anniversary ceremony
  • Mar. 08BTO declares corporate CI
  • May 29BTO starts operating Yonghoman Bay Cruise Terminal
2012
  • Aug. 08Busan Metropolitan City resolves and promulgates the Ordinance on the Establishment of Busan Tourism Organization
  • Nov. 15BTO incorporated, Gyeong-seop Eom inaugurated as the 1st president of BTO
  • Dec. 01Busan Convention & Visitors Bureau dissolved & incorporated into BTO