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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.

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10 reasons why you should visit South Korea in 2017

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.

Holidays Gangnam Style

The Mail reports on Seoul.

Seoul Searching

The Guardian takes a look at Korea.

K-Pop and Kimchi

The Daily Telegraph view of Seoul.

Hut and Seoul

The Mirror looks at Korea.

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The Guardian

Seoul - South Korea

Seoul makes the Guardian's Hot List of where to go on holiday in 2017. You need to scroll down the list to read their piece on how the South Korean capital gives Tokyo a run for its money.

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London Evening Standard

10 reasons why you should visit South Korea in 2017

South Korea is an unexpected mix of high fashion, awe-inspiring history and Instagrammable scenery, says Henry Wong.

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World Travel Market

Korea has busiest stand at the leading trade travel show

London’s Opinion Leaders Magazine reports on Korea making a huge impact at the most successful World Travel Market with 51,500 participants.

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Korean Kitchen Feature

A very special 'Eat Local' feature from Food and Travel magazine. For more information and recipe details please visit

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Songdo leading charge to become city of the future

The metropolis of Songdo in South Korea could help upgrade older cities like London.

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Return of the mermaids

Jonathan Thompson writes about how a new generation of female divers is reviving a dying fishing tradition on Jeju Island.

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Eating Korean at Taste of London

Blog 'Eat Cook Explore explains why Korean Food is on-trend at Taste of London.

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Seoul Food in South Korea

Gizzi Erskine writes about the sizzle and spice of South Korean cuisine with a recipe for Seafood and Kimchi Pajeon.

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Holidays Gangnam Style!

Joanna Tweedy reports on Korea and Seoul as South Korea records best ever year for tourism.

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The Heart and Seoul of South Korea

Gerrard Henderson reports on his travels to Korea where he enjoys all that Seoul has to offer.

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Seoul searching

The K-pop phenomenon, spearheaded by that song, has put South Korea's capital, Seoul, in the spotlight. Jennifer Cox visits Gangnam to find out what all the fuss is about

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Gangnam Style Report Video

The BBC's fast:track travel video broadcast December 2012 features Michelle Jana Chan and her top Gangnam Style travel ideas.

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Seoul: a 24-hour city running on K-pop and kimchi

As British Airways launches direct flights to Seoul, the Daily Telegraph travel section offers a guide to Asia’s most trendsetting capital, where cheesy dancing and lensless specs are the latest crazes.

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Hut and Seoul: The Korean capital of contrasts

Nigel Thompson visits the infamous Korean War border building and explores the south's Gangam-Style capital.

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DMZ Forbidden Garden

An amazing exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the Quiet Time: DMZ Forbiden Garden designed by Jihae Hwang.

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Lotus Lantern Parade Video

The BBC's fast:track Insiders Guide video features the amazing Seoul Lotus Lantern Parade.

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48 Hours In Seoul

Susan Griffith says that new flights and spring blooms make the South Korean capital an enticing prospect.

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Condé Nast Traveller Magazine

South Korea Great Drive

Mathew Gwyther takes a Hyundai Velostar on a tour of its South Korean homeland, packed with modern and mystical sights. The link is to a video of his trip.

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