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Quebec gains greater popularity from tourists thanks to 'Goblin'

By yckim124   Wednesday, February 1, 2017   144,337   29,632   0
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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 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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).

succ (Banned) Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Go there and get shot folks

Miri_Kiri  succ (Banned) Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

Fatimaaxo Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

bigbangs_hoe Fatimaaxo Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

3percenter Fatimaaxo Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

queenbeelove bigbangs_hoe Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Quebecers not quebecians :)

bigbangs_hoe 3percenter Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

KP15 Fatimaaxo Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

3percenter bigbangs_hoe Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

3percenter KP15 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

Mavane Fatimaaxo Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

chekas1292 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

queenbeelove Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

NgohiongPuso queenbeelove Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

Kyzara queenbeelove Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

Safarini Wednesday, February 1, 2017

There are already a lot of korean immigrants there!

k_kid Safarini Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

hiroonakamura Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

Dani8493 hiroonakamura Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

NgohiongPuso hiroonakamura Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

Winston hiroonakamura Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

Kyzara hiroonakamura Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

Mavane Kyzara Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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 :)

hiroonakamura Dani8493 Thursday, February 2, 2017

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

Nguyenn00 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

Dj_okoPacifist Nguyenn00 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

Safarini Dj_okoPacifist Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

Nguyenn00 Dj_okoPacifist Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

NgohiongPuso Nguyenn00 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Another one whose ignorance cannot save him from his stupidity.

Dj_okoPacifist Wednesday, February 1, 2017

butthurt idiot admins can't accept fact LOL

afterglows Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

eottoke afterglows Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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?

afterglows eottoke Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

reena14 afterglows Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

eottoke afterglows Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

emanresu10 afterglows Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

afterglows emanresu10 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

emanresu10 afterglows Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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--.

NgohiongPuso afterglows Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

Winston reena14 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

afterglows NgohiongPuso Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

NgohiongPuso afterglows Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

reena14 Winston Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

Winston reena14 Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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.

afterglows Winston Thursday, February 2, 2017

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

Winston afterglows Thursday, February 2, 2017

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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