Australian tourism office appoints new Korea manager
Posted : 2013-10-29 16:57
Updated : 2013-10-29 16:57
By Yun Suh-young
Tourism Australia announced Scott Walker as its new country manager for Korea on Tuesday.
Walker, an Australian national who has worked in Korea for the past seven years, comes with a wealth of experience in the tourism, trade and education sectors. The Australian tourism bureau hopes that Walker's understanding of Korea will benefit its efforts to identify new market opportunities.
"The appointment of an experienced, Korean speaking Australian Country Manager like Scott represents another important milestone and I'm delighted to welcome him to the team," said Andrew Reilly, Tourism Australia's regional general manager for Korea and Japan.
Walker has held several positions at Blackmores, Australia's vitamin and health supplement brand, including country manager, and has also worked for the Australian Education International and Austrade. Before coming to Korea, Walker spent five years working in the Australian travel industry.
Walker, a graduate of Monash University in Melbourne, has a post graduate degree from Yonsei University and studied the Korean language at Kyung Hee University. Korea is Australia's eighth largest international inbound visitor market delivering 196,800 arrivals and contributing A $1.2 billion in visitor spend in 2012.