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[Vanessa’s Story] Choosing the right accommodation in Seoul

Seoul offers many options for accommodation, but which is best? Students often choose between goshitels (one-room accommodation), guesthouses/hostels, or rooms in local families’ houses. Despite being cheaper, I decided to avoid goshitels: rooms are extremely small and you live in a building with many other people who can be very loud. I might try in the future, it is a good Continue Reading . . .

[Lonely Planet] Busan Crowned Number One Destination in Asia for 2018

In repose between mountains and sea, Busan is a stunning confluence of scenery, culture and cuisine. It’s long been domestically lauded as the country’s best beach getaway, but South Korea’s second largest city packs an eclectic offering of activities to suit all travellers: hike hills to Buddhist temples, settle into sizzling hot springs and feast on seafood still a-wriggle at Jagalchi, the country’s largest Continue Reading . . .

#VisitKorea Competition Winners!

A big thank you to everyone that entered our competition for making it such a success. We received thousands of entries, and it was wonderful to be able to read all of the reasons why you want to #VisitKorea! We wish we could send all of you there, but unfortunately we only have a limited number of prizes, so please Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organisation promotes travel to Korea with opportunity to win flights

The London office of the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) is running a competition to promote travel to Korea on its website, with a variety of exciting prizes on offer. One lucky winner will receive flights for two and a 3-night hotel stay, while other prizes include a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Korean tea sets, and Korea tourist products. Open to residents Continue Reading . . .

[BBC] BTS become first K-pop band to top US album charts

South Korean boy band BTS have become the first K-pop artists to reach number one on the US album charts. The K-pop superstars are part of the so-called Korean Wave, the global rise of Korean music, drama and film. Known for their meticulously choreographed dance style and boyish good looks, the seven-member group is one of the country’s best selling Continue Reading . . .

[Independent] How Seoul transformed a disused overpass into a garden in the sky

South Korea’s bustling capital city is crammed with gleaming skyscrapers, packed with lower-slung commercial and residential developments, and woven with a network of multi-lane, gridlocked roadways. Yet amid all these trappings of urbanisation, hovering above a jumble of railroad tracks, curves a spectacular, half mile-long park that has totally revitalised a derelict streetscape. This is Seoullo 7017 Skygarden, a €60m (£52m) project Continue Reading . . .

[CNN] How Asia’s airports are changing the way we travel

Passengers arriving at Seoul’s Incheon airport (number two on this year’s best airports list) for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in February were among the first to try out the airport’s state-of-the-art new Terminal 2, opened only weeks before. As well as adding much-needed capacity to the country’s main international gateway, developers designed the building around passenger needs by Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organisation and Incheon Airport to host event promoting transit and stopover tours in Korea

The London Office of the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO), in conjunction with Incheon Airport, is hosting a special event to promote transit and stopover tours in Korea to the UK travel trade. For those travelling from Europe, Incheon Airport is a gateway to many destinations in Asia and beyond, making Korea an ideal location for transit or an extended stopover. Continue Reading . . .

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