(PRESSREELS) Apink, the original mischievous beagle-like idol who boasts the chemistry of the 10th-year Jangsu Group, will travel through the 1theK “IDOL TOUR Season 2.” The first episode of “Idol Tour Season 2” will be unveiled at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and will be shown every Tuesday at 8 p.m. on 1theK’s YouTube and official SNS.
In “IDOL TOUR Season 2,” which is planned and produced by Kakao M and the Gyeonggi Tourism Organization, Apink will visit major travel destinations in Gyeonggi Province for calendar photoshoots marking the 10th anniversary of Apink’s debut in 2021. The COVID 19 plans to relieve thirst and provide vicarious satisfaction to fans who are tired of the COVID 19. Each member will take charge of the tour theme guide and organize tour courses such as healing tour, art tour, famous spot tour, and traditional tour to introduce various attractions such as restaurants, tourist attractions, and hot places. It plans to show 100 percent of the visitors’ destinations, including photo spots and traditional cultural experience programs that are “perfect for leaving proof shots,” and deliver the joy of “travel.”
Apink is planning to show off their outstanding teamwork and excitement as a girl group in their 10th year of debut, and they will show off their wit and sense of entertainment at travel destinations. From a professional idol on stage to a girl-like look admiring the beautiful scenery of a travel destination, to a group of experience programs and missions, it shows vivid images of enjoying a trip. Each travel course also shows a lot of love for fans, focusing on taking calendars with each member’s charms and choosing fan club gifts.
In the first episode to be unveiled on July 7, Apink will be divided into two teams to visit various tourist attractions that combine nature and tradition, including Gapyeong Morning Calm Arboretum, the Korean Folk Village and Suwon Hwaseong. The members, divided into Nam-joo, Eun-ji and Cho-rong’s “Jurong” team and Na-eun, Bo-mi and Ha-young’s “YOS” team, will set up travel plans for each team and begin a full-fledged tour of Gyeonggi Province. While Ju Ji-rong’s team, who arrived at Gapyeong Morning Calm Arboretum, where the hydrangea festival is in full swing, is eager to take photos of life in the beautiful landscape of the arboretum, the YOS team will visit Yongin Korean Folk Village and hold unique experiences to improve its status by naming the Joseon Dynasty, competing with Yarbawi, and teaching A-pink choreography to gisaengs. In addition, Bomi’s hometown, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress will enjoy a pleasant and lively trip to clean up the arrows through a showdown.
“IDOL TOUR” is a project planned and produced by Kakao M and Gyeonggi Tourism Organization to introduce Gyeonggi Province to K-pop fans not only in Korea but also abroad through 1theK, which has 24 million subscribers worldwide. Through the free travel seasons of popular K-pop idols, it is expected to naturally draw curiosity and interest in Gyeonggi Province by introducing various tourist attractions, specialties, traditional foods and games. In “IDOL TOUR Season 1,” which was released in December last year, girl group “WJSN” appeared and received high attention with an average of more than 300,000 views each time, including a tour of Uijeongbu, Siheung, Hwaseong and Pocheon in Gyeonggi Province.
1theK, run by Kakao M, is a leading global K-pop media with 24 million subscribers worldwide. It produces a variety of original content centered on K-pop and presents it through its own YouTube and SNS channels, and has a strong influence on global K-pop fans with an average monthly view count of 280 million (as of April in 20).