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‘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 . . .

Visit East Asia Campaign Announced by China, Japan and Korea

Following a meeting by their respective Tourism Ministers earlier this year, The London offices of the China National Tourist Office, The Japan National Tourism Organisation and the Korea Tourism Organisation have announced a partnership to co-promote their destinations under a campaign called Visit East Asia.   In a joint statement issued at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding outlining Continue Reading . . .

Jeonju, South Korea within top three of Lonely Planet’s First-Ever Best in Asia List

Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel media company, has today announced its inaugural Best in Asia list – an agenda-setting collection of the continent’s 10 best destinations to visit over the next 12 months.   For this first-ever Best in Asia list, Lonely Planet’s in-house Asia experts have named Jeonju, South Korea within their top three. “In compiling our Best Continue Reading . . .

Korea’s Festival Fun for Summer!

From June to August Korea has some fabulous festivals across all of the summer months. This is the season for fun with all your family and friends; Korea has many diverse options to experience and keep everyone occupied. Whichever part of Korea you visit, you can be pretty sure that there will be some event or festival to enjoy. Maybe Continue Reading . . .

[Korea] Incheon Int’l Airport Transit Passengers’ Benefit!

Incheon Int’l Airport Transit Passengers’ Benefit! Incheon International Airport has opened an In-Transit Medical Tourism Center in the passenger terminal for all travelers.   Photo: Incheon In-Transit Medical Tourism Center Travelers departing from Korea or transferring flights at the airport can visit the center to make use of the many services, including simple health checks, fatigue treatment and skin care Continue Reading . . .

[Condé Nast Publications] The South Korean beauty revolution

Who would have predicted it? An Asian nation better known for reliable cars and smartphones started delivering a different hi-tech aesthetic to create an industry worth $2.5billion last year alone. We’ve all read about it, now finally the weird stuff’s landed here. Olivia Falcon reports. … Read more: http://www.cntraveller.com/recommended/style-fashion/korean-beauty-secrets . . .

Enjoy Korean History Experience at Historical Sites

Enjoy Korean History Experience at Historical Sites Photo: Reenactment of watch guards ceremony at Sungnyemun Gate (left) / Gungnamji Pond (right) Want to learn more about Korean history? How about a Korean history experience at the historical sites? The ‘Reenactment of Watch Guards Ceremony’ event held at National Treasure No.1, Sungnyemun Gate, is finally resuming since its damage from a Continue Reading . . .

[Korea] Tourist Souvenirs Pop-up Store Opens July 8-21

[Korea] Tourist Souvenirs Pop-up Store Opens July 8-21 Korean souvenirs Photo: Black Wooden Pencil Set with Mother of Pearl Inlay (left) / Doza, Gold Prize of 2015 Korea Tourist Souvenir Contest (right) From July 8 to July 21, prize-winning works from the annual ‘Korea Tourist Souvenir Contest’ will be sold at Lotte Department Store (Main Branch) for two weeks. Since Continue Reading . . .

Korea – Now Top 2 in UIA’s Global Meetings Ranking

Korea – Now Top 2 in UIA’s Global Meetings Ranking [Seoul, June 28] Korea has been ranked the world’s top 2 destination for global congresses hosted in 2015, according to the latest International Meetings Statistics Report, released this week by the Union of International Associations (UIA). Korea’s attractiveness includes an appealing blend of traditional and modern infrastructure The findings show Continue Reading . . .

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