This website is your link to the best of Korean travel from the UK

A full range of online services and additional travel information is available though the international Korea Tourism Organization site

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Imagine Korea - KTO's new global brand

An Exciting New Brand for Korea Tourism

We have developed a new brand for Korea tourism to better express Korea to enthusiasts around the world and use this momentum to usher in a new era of Korea tourism with the vision of reaching 20 million visitors.

Click to 'Imagine Korea'

Read what the press are saying about holidaying in Korea in our online press library.

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The Luxurious Heart of Seoul

Amid the frenetic pace and ultra-modern architecture, Jeff Mills discovers pockets of calm and unwavering traditions in South Korea’s capital city, Seoul.

Land of Dragons

Skiing in South Korea and Japan Nick Dalton of the Daily Express reviews the wonders of winter time Korea.

Flying the Flag

Katie McGonagle of Travel Weekly, one of the UK's leading travel industry publications writes about how Korea is the up-an-coming star in Asia.

Seoul - South Korea

Seoul makes the Guardian's Hot List of where to go on holiday. You need to scroll down the list to read their piece on how the South Korean capital gives Tokyo a run for its money.

10 reasons why you should visit South Korea

Henry Wong of the London Evening Standard reports on South Korea's unexpected mix of high fashion, awe-inspiring history and Instagrammable scenery.

Return of the Mermaids

National Geographic Magazine reports on the mermaids of Jeju Island.

Read what the press are saying about holidaying in Korea in our online press library.

Browse Korea Press Library

Here to help you plan the most amazing trip to Korea

The Korea Tourism Organisation has compiled this catalog of useful information and resources, including the latest travel apps, to help you plan an amazing trip to South Korea.

Create your own Itinerary!

Take a look at the latest Korea Travel Guide as an online E-Book. Browse through page after page of detailed guidance on all things Korean from the stunning royal palaces to skiing, accommodation and cuisine.

Take a look at the online ebook

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Accommodation Search

The international Korea Tourism Organisation website has an extended searchable accommodation database with information on over 1,300 places to stay. It's in English and has a useful map where you can click Korean provinces and refine your search.

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Good Stay

The Good Stay logo is the Korea Tourism Organisation's promise of a reliable and affordable accommodation. Only motels and inns whose facilities and operations meet high standards can receive the Good Stay endorsement.

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Hanok Stay

Hanok Stay refers to staying in a traditional Korean house. It is a good opportunity to experience traditional Korean lifestyle and culture.

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Hanok Stay

Korea Stay

Korea Stay is a Korea Tourism Organisation brand that certifies city accommodations. Selected homestays and guesthouses provide international visitors a special opportunity to experience Korean culture and lifestyle by living with a Korean family.

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Temple Stay

Temple Stay is a cultural experience program designed to enhance the public's understanding of Korean Buddhism. Therefore, it is open to everyone regardless of religious belief.

Visit the Temple Stay website

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Benikea is (Best Night in Korea) is a low to mid priced tourist hotel chain that provides quality service at reasonable prices.

Visit the Benikea website

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Youth Hostels

All youth hostels in Korea are members of the Korea Youth Hostel Association and offer reasonably priced rooms for budget travellers and students.

Visit the Korea Youth Hostels Association website


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Transit Tour

Incheon Airport provides free transit and transfer tours that provide a glimpse of Korea's attractions including traditional parades, musical events, exhibitions and more.

For more information and reservations

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K-Shuttle is a overseas visitor-exclusive shuttle bus service that explores Korea's top tourist cities and attractions. The website has an English version with a distinctive drum-roll video (please be aware if opening website as it is quite noisy!)

For more information and reservations

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Mobile & WiFi Router Rental

Using your mobile phone in Korea can prove suprisingly expensive for those more used to the lower data roaming and call charges made by UK operators in Europe. The following services are worth considering to avoid a shock when you get your mobile bill.

Mobile Phone Service

The Roaming Center is set within Incheon Airport and provides inbound mobile phone rental services for visitors.

For more information

KT WiFi Router Rental Service

The KT provides WiFi router rental services for visitors with a center set within Incheon Airport.

For more information

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Currency Exchange

Currency exchange information from major banks and exchange bureaus on buying Korean won.

More information

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Have a Nice Trip!

Safe Travel in Korea is a useful guide book designed to provide travellers with information on how to have a safe, convenient and comfortably stay in Korea.

Take a look at the online ebook

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Travel Calendar

Check out the month's top destinations and events as recommended by the Korea Tourism Organisation.

Take a look at the online calendar


eBooks and Maps

The Korea Tourism Organisation has put together a library of eBooks and maps that can be viewed online or downloaded as PDF files.

Take a look at the online eBook library



Apps can be very useful for both travel planning and when you are overseas and the following selection represent the best choices for visitors to Korea.

Visit Korea - Official Tour Guide

Visit Korea provides useful content and information such as tourist attraction, restaurants accommodations, shops and much more in Korea. Includes a map and directions.

Visit Korea for Apple

Visit Korea for Google android

Visit Korea App


An e-book application providing tourist maps, guidebooks special interest tour books and various other publications by KTO.

K-Books for Apple

K-Books for Google android

K-Books App

Benikea - Hotel Reservation

Benikea is Korea's mid-priced hotel chain operated by the Korea Tourism Organization. This App introduces Benikea hotels nationwide, and you can also make reservations. Nearby attractions are also listed.

Benikea for Apple

Benikea for Google android

Benikea App