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Helsinki embraces ‘PyeongChang2018 Winter Olympic Games’ road show fever

Korea Tourism Organization in collaboration with the PyeongChang2018 Winter Olympic Committee brought the PyeongChang2018 Winter Games Road Show to the palatial surroundings of the Vanha Student House. In the presence of the CEO of Korea Tourism Mr. Chang Soo Jung and Mr. Hyung Koo Yeo, Secretary General of the PyeongChang2018 Organising Committee, and a host of guests joined the countdown Continue Reading . . .

[Travel Weekly] Flying the flag

We’re going for KFC tonight,” said our tour guide as we arrived, eager to immerse ourselves in Korean culture. It wasn’t quite what I’d expected from our first day, given this east Asian country’s reputation for good food, but who was I to quibble with a local’s restaurant recommendation? Luckily, Colonel Sanders was nowhere to be seen at Symyah Chickens, Continue Reading . . .

Everybody is looking towards South Korea in 2017

South Korea has become a trendsetting and enthralling destination amongst a very savvy travelling public and we are happy that everyone agrees! 2017 is an exciting year for the destination with the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, ‘Visit East Asia’ campaign alongside China and Japan plus the continued promotion of ‘Hallyu’ the contemporary wave of Korean culture all key focuses.   Continue Reading . . .

Shopping Tourism Festival, ‘Korea Grand Sale’ held soon for foreigners

– Participation of companies in many different sectors including airlines, hotels, duty free shops, department stores, cosmetics stores, theme parks, etc. – Special benefits such as a 50% discount from participating companies such as Jeju Air and Shilla Stay – Promotion of winter sports with ski resorts for PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Visit Korea Committee(Chairman Samkoo, Park) will hold Continue Reading . . .

Pyeongchang 2018 technology to astound audiences

Imagine being able to see what an Olympic Bobsleigh athlete experiences, as he twists and turns down the course, whilst watching their heart rate rise and fall. Or indeed to get a sense of the elevation, descent and perspective from the point-of-view of a Ski Jumper? And, as a viewer having the ability to watch an event from multiple angles 360 degrees Continue Reading . . .

[EveningStandard] 10 reasons why you should visit South Korea

South Korea is an unexpected mix of high fashion, awe-inspiring history and Instagrammable scenery, says Henry Wong South Korea is already a destination for the fashion pack and foodies – and in 2017, it’s only set to get buzzier. Seoul is the pulsing capital of South Korea. Mooch around the Dongdaemun district for shopping and the show-stopping Design Plaza designed Continue Reading . . .

[The Telegraph] South Korea’s ‘K-pop’ stars caught in the crossfire of diplomatic spat with China

South Korean pop stars appear to have become unwitting pawns in an escalating diplomatic spat between Seoul and Beijing over the deployment of an American missile defence system. Entertainers from the colourful Korean music scene, K-pop, have been mysteriously barred from entering China to perform, Korean TV shows and films have been blocked, and actors replaced by Chinese stars in Continue Reading . . .

Enter our ‘Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Quiz Competition’

With just over one year before Korea hosts the ‘Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics’; the Korea Tourism Organisation is already counting down to this global event which will be a key focus for us as we move into 2017. In anticipation of 2018 and to celebrate another fantastic year for the Korea Tourism Organisation we have created a ‘Pyeonchang Winter Olympic Continue Reading . . .

[National Geographic] Seoul: The Cutting-Edge of Cool in South Korea

Are you familiar with the Korean Wave? Are you among the more than one billion(!) people who tune in to watch the Korean drama Descendants of the Sun? Do you swoon whenever Lee Byung-hun appears on the big screen? Do you follow, with perhaps a slightly unhealthy interest, the tangled love lives of K-Pop’s megastars? Are you aware that LeBron Continue Reading . . .

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