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[M&IT] Heart and Seoul: Shopping and unique venues in South Korea

Even though humidity is at 70 per cent, last night it seemed that everyone in Seoul was out either shopping or window shopping.To say it’s crowded is something of an understatement as South Korea’s capital city has a population of more than 10 million, and a density of about 17,000 people per square kilometre. Shopping is Seoul’s national sport and at Continue Reading . . .

[Telegraph] My walking holiday along the world’s most notorious border

The crescent of sand is marked only by occasional chunks of driftwood. Lazy waves roll in from the Pacific, washing over rocky outcrops, and the ocean’s salty tang hangs in the air. The beach is utterly pristine – and there’s a good reason why. It lies beyond parallel lines of chain fence topped with barbed wire, is swept at night Continue Reading . . .

[New Statesman] The BTS Phenomenon

So here I am, on a muggy June evening at Wembley Stadium, a 50-year-old dad in a predominantly female and teenage crowd of 60,000 fans shrieking and roaring – “shroaring”? – at Beatlemaniac levels as seven young South Korean men appear onstage, their images flashing up on to the giant stage-side screens. . . .

[Independent] Cannes 2019: Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Palme d’Or award

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has won the Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his social satire Parasite. It is the first Korean film to ever win the Palme and the second straight victory for an Asian director, following last year’s award for Shoplifters by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. . . .

Korea Tourism Organization Expands Tourism Market with Roadshows in Northern Europe

The London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will host roadshows promoting tourism to Korea in northern European countries this year, beginning with Denmark and Finland in May. The Denmark event aims to take advantage of the 60th anniversary of Korea-Denmark diplomatic relations and year of mutual exchange between the two countries in order to raise awareness of Korea. Continue Reading . . .

[BBC] Blackpink: Meet the K-pop superstars backstage at their first UK tour

They’re one of the world’s biggest K-pop superbands, and their YouTube views currently stack up to more than 6 billion. Recently, Blackpink played at Coachella where they continued to break records as the first ever female K-pop stars to take to the stage. They were even spotted by Will Smith when they were ‘K-pop trainees’ in Korea eight years ago. The band have Continue Reading . . .

[COMPETITION CLOSED] Win a Korean snack hamper!

To celebrate the launch of our summer advertising campaign, we’re offering 20 people the chance to win an array of delicious Korean snacks! To enter, simply: Snap a photo when you see one of our ads at a station or bus stop Upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #VisitKorea Tag us – VisitKorea London on Facebook, @KTOLondon on Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization launches central London advertising campaign

The London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has launched a new advertising campaign in central London to promote travel to Korea. Beginning this week at Victoria and Marylebone stations, the campaign will extend to several other major locations next week including central train stations such as St. Pancras International, Waterloo and Liverpool Street, as well as bus stops Continue Reading . . .

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