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[The Guardian] Five highline parks created from abandoned transport routes

The Seoul station overpass, completed in 1970, used to be an icon of industrial progress for South Korea. But the 1km road bridge has undergone a radical makeover. It reopened in May as a sky garden with more than 23,000 trees, shrubs and plants. Dutch design consultancy MVRDV, which led the transformation, says the park will become an urban plant Continue Reading . . .

[IPC] IPC appoints ticket reseller for PyeongChang 2018

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games (POCOG) appointed Jet Set Sports as Global Authorised Ticket Reseller (GATR) for National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), the general public outside South Korea and international clients for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. . . .

[Boardroom] Korea and Associations: A Love Story ?

Korea now ranks in the #1 spot worldwide for global congresses hosted the previous year, according to the most recent International Meetings Statistics Report released by the Union of International Associations (UIA), reflecting the country’s strong growth. Boardroom asked Mr. Kapsoo Kim, Executive Director of the Korea MICE Bureau at Korea Tourism Organization, to explain what makes Korea such a Continue Reading . . .

[Travel Daily News] Korea takes first place in UIA Global Meetings Ranking

Korea now ranks in the #1 spot worldwide for global congresses hosted the previous year, according to the most recent International Meetings Statistics Report released by the Union of International Associations(UIA). The result is a reflection of strong growth by established Korean meeting cities such as Seoul, as well as rising destinations like Busan, Jeju, and Incheon, contributing to the Continue Reading . . .

[BBC] 2018 Winter Olympics: Tensions ‘will not jeopardise Games’

Tensions between North and South Korea will not jeopardise the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, say organisers. The situation between the two countries has become more strained amid concerns North Korea could be planning further missile or nuclear tests. But Games officials have said they would welcome a team from North Korea if they become accredited by the International Olympic Committee Continue Reading . . .

[Meetpie.com] KTO says Winter Olympics will help ‘ease tensions’ between North and South

The Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) has denied existing tensions between its northern neighbours and the US will affect its hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. In a dinner for UK clients and press at Four Seasons Hyde Park Thursday night, KTO president Chang Soo Jung went as far as to say the Olympic event would ease tensions with North Continue Reading . . .

[The Luxury Channel] Find your soul in Seoul 2016

Is it possible to find peace, tranquillity and well-being in a city? Re-energising the body and mind for Seoulites is part of the city’s DNA – and citizens of this trendy Asian capital, home to 25% of Korea’s entire population, are living proof that finding your ‘‘Yin, Yang’’ is an essential part of their everyday life. Seoul has even made Continue Reading . . .

[EXPRESS] Seoul: An Urban oasis at South Korea’s heart

Seoul is one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities. For more than a decade the Korean capital has been striving to become a greener, more attractive and user-friendly metropolis. Following on from successful projects such as Cheonggyecheon, where an ageing elevated highway was torn down and replaced with a central park and waterway, the city will later this year unveil Continue Reading . . .

[Men Style Fashion] South Korea -K Pop Fashion

MenStyleFashion was invited by Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO London) to fly to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The purpose of this journey was to promote the ‘Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games’ and to get an insight into South Korean culture. This pre-visit to the Gangwondo Province which includes PyeongChang, Gangneung and Jeongseon was a trip I was looking forward to and this Continue Reading . . .