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[Geographical] South Korea – The funfair of life

Tracing an old metaphor in modern South Korea – a country permanently calm and thriving, despite the threat coming from the North My first, indirect impression of South Korea goes back to 1988, when a Moscow-based journalist colleague became one of the very few Soviet reporters to be sent to Seoul to cover that year’s summer Olympics. On his return, Continue Reading . . .

[MEETPIE] Korea expands incentive travel market

The number of incentive travel tourists who visited Korea in 2017 – excluding those coming from China – increased by 25 per cent year-on year to 183,307. The South East Asian market is showing a particular upward trend, with big increases in incentive travel visitors from Vietnam (91 per cent), Philippines (129 per cent), and Malaysia (27 per cent). . . .

[Guardian] Where to go on holiday in 2018 – the hotlist

When Seoul hosted the summer Olympics in 1988, it was an opportunity to bring international attention to a little-known destination. Thirty years of economic growth later, this is a modern, hi-tech country, whose preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appear to be going swimmingly – with no construction delays, and a record 102 gold medals up for grabs. . . .

[Eurosport] 2017 WTM CEO TV Interview

Eurosport visited the Korea stand on 7th November during WTM to interview Mr. Changsoo Jung, the CEO of Korea Tourism Organization and talk about 2018 tourism strategy and the upcoming Olympics. It also introduces many exciting events happened at the stand during the show and what visitors think about Korea.     . . .