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Korea to Host 3rd ASAE Asia-Pacific Great Ideas in Association Management Conference

Korea will host the 2017 Great Ideas Global Association Management Conference Asia-Pacific, bringing to the country association executives from across the globe for networking and knowledge-sharing. Scheduled to take place at the Grand Hyatt Seoul from March 22-24, the conference will also be an opportunity to highlight Korea’s role as a regular host of large-scale international association meetings. The securing Continue Reading . . .

Korea Sale FESTA Welcomes Visitors and Showcases Expanding MICE Capabilities

Korea Sale FESTA Welcomes Visitors and Showcases Expanding MICE Capabilities The shopping and tourism campaign Korea Sales FESTA seeks to boost tourist arrivals and showcase the country’s rapidly growing tourism infrastructure and services.  Jointly hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the campaign is running from September 29 to October Continue Reading . . .

Seoul, South Korea within top ten cities for Lonely Planet’s Best in travel List 2017

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017 is the highly anticipated collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead. The bestselling, inspirational travel yearbook from the world’s leading travel authority highlights the top ten countries, cities, regions and best value destinations that Lonely Planet’s experts recommend travellers experience in 2017. We are delighted to announce that Continue Reading . . .

Global Shopping Festival ‘Korea Sale FESTA’ running Sep-Oct

Global Shopping Festival ‘Korea Sale FESTA’ running Sep-Oct Photo: Korea Sale FESTA poster Korea Sale FESTA is a grand shopping and tourism festival taking place September 29 through October 31. An expansion on last year’s Korea Place Friday, Korea Sale FESTA includes Korea Grand Sale, a popular shopping festival offering discounts galore, along with cultural events and hallyu entertainment throughout Continue Reading . . .

Korea MICE Bureau Website Relaunch Offers Free Roundtrip Flight to Seoul

Korea MICE Bureau Website Relaunch Offers Free Roundtrip Flight to Seoul   [August 31, Seoul] The Korea MICE Bureau (KMB) is offering free flights to Korea plus accommodation along with other prizes as part of an event to promote its newly-upgraded website. Open to all, the online promotion is designed to raise awareness of the KMB, the business events division Continue Reading . . .

Largest-ever incentive tour group from Japan due in S. Korea

Largest-ever incentive tour group from Japan due in S. Korea Over 10,000 employees of a major Japanese funeral service company will visit South Korea between this fall and next spring, the state-run Korea Tourism Organization said Wednesday.   The unprecedented group of Japanese visitors will arrive in Seoul and Busan in a period spanning six months starting from October, KTO Continue Reading . . .

[Independent] Learn Taekwondo: Inside South Korea’s temple to its national sport

At Taekwondowon, South Korea’s state-of-the-art temple to taekwondo, they vow visitors will be able to chop a block of wood in half with their bare hands after only one lesson. This is, after all, a place very seriously dedicated to the country’s national sport: spread over a whopping nine valleys, the spanking new $228 million complex is 10 times bigger Continue Reading . . .

Korea Inbound Tourism Projected to Grow by 20% in 2016

Korea Inbound Tourism Projected to Grow by 20% in 2016 South Korea is expected to shatter its annual visitor arrival this year, having already recorded around 8.1 million foreign visitors during the first half of 2016. While Korea continues overseas marketing efforts throughout the year, niche tourism sectors such as the MICE industry are expected to significantly contribute to the Continue Reading . . .

‘Descendants of the Sun’ Star Song Joong-ki in new KTO commercial

The Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism (Minister Kim Jongdeok) and Korea Tourism Organization (CEO Jung Chang Soo) are proud to present a new international advertisement in mid-August, showing Korea’s creative beauty on major TV channels throughout the world, as well as online and through social media networks.   The new commercial features ‘Descendants of the Sun’ actor and top Continue Reading . . .

[Travel Weekly] China, Japan and Korea join forces to target UK visitors

A joint initiative to co-promote travel from the UK to China, Japan and Korea under a campaign called Visit East Asia was unveiled yesterday. Tourism ministers of the three countries agreed to work together earlier this year. The London offices of the China National Tourist Office, The Japan National Tourism Organisation and the Korea Tourism Organisation have now agreed to Continue Reading . . .

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