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Quebec gains greater popularity from tourists thanks to 'Goblin'

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Guillaume Patry from 'Abnormal Summit' explained the impact of popular drama 'Goblin' on Canada. 


In 'Goblin', Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun were frequently captured spending time in various places in Canada, specifically Quebec. On a recent broadcast of 'Abnormal Summit', Guillaume talked about the trending drama, and its impacts, saying, "'Goblin' beautifully captured Quebec. A lot of Korean people have been visiting the hotels and other places shown in the drama."


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Not only Quebec but also the other settings shown in 'Goblin' have been gaining tremendous popularity. 


Guillaume Patry is a professional Starcraft player from Quebec City who played under the alias "Grrrr..." and won the Brood War Tournament World Championships back in 1999.




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    mindlessdream 25 days ago

    I want to disagree with this guy, 'cause one there was only one hotel shown and it was Château Frontenac. Two, the filming site only consisted of Vieux Québec (which they only shooted from the touristic area), they didn't even go as far as going to Chutes Montmorency. Three, Goblin itself can't significantly up the number of Korean tourists at this moment because it's freezing outside at -20°C, and the touristic stats are usually low during this season (except during the Carnival de Québec, where more tourists come).

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    succ 25 days ago

    Go there and get shot folks

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    Miri_Kiri  succ 25 days ago

    Someone like you might get shot for saying such stupid things ...

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    Fatimaaxo 25 days ago

    Only thing Quebec has is mad white people who will shoot up a place of peace and prayer.

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    bigbangs_hoe Fatimaaxo 25 days ago

    don't be too pressed just because that one thing happened doesn't mean all of quebecians are racist. what happened was very sad and unfortunate but remember who the guy was inspired by...the president of the USA...trump

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    3percenter Fatimaaxo 25 days ago

    And every Muslim country is represented by Daesh, al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Abu Sayyaf, Hizbullah, Hamas, and the dozens of other raping, slaver, torturing, and murdering Jihadi Islamonazi group and savage intolerant medieval shitholes like Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia to name a few. The generalizations can go both ways.

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    queenbeelove bigbangs_hoe 25 days ago

    Quebecers not quebecians :)

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    bigbangs_hoe 3percenter 25 days ago

    not all people think that muslims are like that whites, blacks etc not all of us think of muslims like that. if we did how come there is SO MUCH PROTEST against trumps muslim ban in the US???? and it was trending on twitter.

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    KP15 Fatimaaxo 25 days ago

    lol mad white people? Just use the correct term. Terrorist. Make it simple.

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    3percenter bigbangs_hoe 25 days ago

    There is no Muslim ban." There are 50+ Muslim nations and only 7 were on a temporary 90 day no entry list. Six are failed states embroiled in civil wars with no stable governments and Jihadi terrorists groups like Daesh/ISIS in control of much of them. What documentation could be provided from these countries with no stable governments that could be used to verify identities? And the 7th on the list is Iran, an avowed enemy of the US and a country with whom the US has no diplomatic relations. If this was truly a "Muslim ban" then all Muslim countries would be on the list. The entire issue is manufactured by a leftist controlled media and Soro's funded agitators whose only goal is to misinform and propagandize against this Administration.

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    3percenter KP15 25 days ago

    In 2016 alone there were 2475 Islamic Jihadi attacks in 61 countries, in which 21,238 people were killed and 26,677 injured. When it comes to defining "terrorism" in reality, and not in leftist dhimmi la-la land, Jihadi Islam is the definition of terrorism.

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    Mavane Fatimaaxo 25 days ago

    WTF is wrong w/ you ? Canada is one of those countries who accept everyone. It is not bcs one stupid person did smthg that you should generalize that ? That's just plainly dumb of you.

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    chekas1292 25 days ago

    Or it might be due to the fact that 5-6 people were killed and 8 were injured from a terrorist (YES, a terrorist) attack in a mosque.. but yeah, whatever.

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    queenbeelove 25 days ago

    How come I didn't know this and I live in Montreal???????????

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    NgohiongPuso queenbeelove 25 days ago

    You were too busy thinking about your girlfriend. Then in the evening you are so preoccupied of the upcoming Valentine's day.

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    Kyzara queenbeelove 25 days ago

    I live in Quebec city and I didn't know until about 2 weeks ago :(

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    Safarini 25 days ago

    There are already a lot of korean immigrants there!

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    k_kid Safarini 25 days ago

    There's way more Chinese than Koreans. I've read an article saying there's actually an issue going on with locals complaining that so many Chinese people are buying up a lot of land and houses and moving in.

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    hiroonakamura 25 days ago

    what's up with the idiot tourists in the first picture? you don't walk on graves and take selfies and photos! Show some respect

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    Dani8493 hiroonakamura 25 days ago

    That's the Goblin cast and crew filming one of the scenes for the show. Those are also fake graves.

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    NgohiongPuso hiroonakamura 25 days ago

    I don't think ignorance will save you from your stupidity this time. hahaha

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    Winston hiroonakamura 25 days ago

    I wonder if those "graves" are actual graves because in the movie, that was the Filming site and if it was an ACTUAL grave it would be disrespectful to be filming it right, so my guess is the "Graves" might be a Movie set.

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    Kyzara hiroonakamura 25 days ago

    It's a fake one. I'm from Quebec city and there's no graves there.

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    Mavane Kyzara 25 days ago

    aaah I was not crazy. I visited Quebec city last may, and I went at this same place and I couldn't remember seeing graves there. Thx to you I got my answer :)

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    hiroonakamura Dani8493 24 days ago

    thanks for the info! thought they were posting pics that the tourists took :)

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    Nguyenn00 25 days ago

    That's great but RIP to those who lost their lives in the shooting at the Quebec mosque.

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    Dj_okoPacifist Nguyenn00 25 days ago

    we called it "shooting" because it's a white boy

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    Safarini Dj_okoPacifist 25 days ago

    And yet no one even aknowledged the muslim men who drove into the crowd of people in Germany!

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    Nguyenn00 Dj_okoPacifist 25 days ago

    Well, I also acknowledge it as a hate crime and terrorist attack.

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    NgohiongPuso Nguyenn00 25 days ago

    Another one whose ignorance cannot save him from his stupidity.

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    Dj_okoPacifist 25 days ago

    butthurt idiot admins can't accept fact LOL

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    afterglows 25 days ago

    Koreans come off as so ridiculously pompous sometimes. That part of Quebec has been a tourist hub for a while, please stop trying to take credit for something that your drama had little to not effect on. It's like them saying that filming a drama in Miami made it a bigger tourist destination, lol. Please.

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    eottoke afterglows 25 days ago

    Did you read the article? It's Gillaume Patry, a canadian, is the one who said that goblin made Quebec a popular tourist attraction, especially many koreans are visiting Quebec. I don't get why you are blaming koreans for it?

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    afterglows eottoke 25 days ago

    Yes, I read it, but thank you for the synopsis. I'm saying it isn't the first time that "X has become a popular destinations because of drama Y" has popped up in an article. Koreans give themselves too much credit when it comes to this and this guy isn't helping.

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    reena14 afterglows 25 days ago

    Yea, I live close to Quebec and and its been a major tourist hub since forever. Its nice that this is making Koreans want to visit, but its hard to believe ppl would take a 13+ hour flight to visit a place JUST because they saw it in a drama .... I'm only an 8 hour drive away and I've only managed to get there twice in my life

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    eottoke afterglows 25 days ago

    but it's that canadian guy who brought it up in the first place, so i don't see where koreans are getting credit from it. I rather blame AKP for making an article like this, which they only got it in a korean show, where every one can watch it. i don't see the point why they have to make an article out of it.

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    emanresu10 afterglows 25 days ago

    I think you're overreacting based on the poor headline. The headline should probably read "Quebec Gains Greater Popularity from (Korean) Tourists Thanks To Goblin". It stands to reason that the drama probably brought greater attention to this particular established tourist destination for a certain populace, mainly Koreans and by extension international fans of the drama. The article is more specific than the headline.

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    afterglows emanresu10 25 days ago

    Except it didn't. The guy didn't provide any numbers or statistics other than what he supposedly observed. And he isn't even educated on tourism, lol. He's a gamer and his words are arbitrary.

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    emanresu10 afterglows 25 days ago

    Point taken. I haven't watched the video of this so I don't know exactly what he said. I assumed he was basing this off of a report or something from a tourism agency or other organization. You're correct if he's just talking out of his a--.

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    NgohiongPuso afterglows 25 days ago

    It was a Canadian who said those things... I think we all learned how to read and write during our elementary days.

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    Winston reena14 25 days ago

    I disagree, When Lord of the Rings showed on Movie, a lot of my friends said they wish to visit the place once even if they have to save up for it, and tour agencies are even having tour packages mentioning to include the site as part of its itinerary

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    afterglows NgohiongPuso 25 days ago

    Except you? Because my point went right over your head. Take your patronizing act elsewhere.

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    NgohiongPuso afterglows 25 days ago

    Ohh I am not patronizing... I sympathize... I also don't know how to read.... my secretary is the one typing this..

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    reena14 Winston 25 days ago

    very true, but to be fair LOTR is on a whole other level; with a massive fan base and books and it has a history. But I do understand your point

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    Winston reena14 25 days ago

    True while we can say "Many Koreans are already visiting Quebuc" there are MANY MORE of them whom have never even heard of this city or seen how beautiful it look. and the drama maybe gave him fresh ideas of places to visit. instead of the all so common, Bali, Phuket, Hawaii, Saipan, LA, NYC, Sans Francisco and such that are commonly featured on big screen movies.

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    afterglows Winston 24 days ago

    You can't compare a movie series that became a global phenomenon to a drama aired solely in Korea.

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    Winston afterglows 24 days ago

    Ok than compare things like Winter Sonata, and such since both are dramas, even now i see tour packages showing places of interest including some of the famous spots where it is filmed, like the staircase where they kissed, its still being pardoy in IC and others. and i am sure the filming site for DOTS is also visited by tourists. the site where they made the set for the base camp. i think we cant underestimate the kdrama fever in some countries like Japan and China.

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