Travel News: News Scraps

[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.     . . .

[The National] A winter break in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Whichever way you look at it, the agricultural town of Pyeongchang, population 43,000, is an understated choice for an Olympic host. The 21st-century histrionics will focus on local delights at the 2018 Winter Games’ opening ceremony on February 9, but Gangwon Province, east of Seoul, is South Korea’s least developed area. . . .

[Financial Times] South Korea’s bid to become a premier ski destination

Whichever way you look at it, the agricultural town of Pyeongchang, population 43,000, is an understated choice for an Olympic host. The 21st-century histrionics will focus on local delights at the 2018 Winter Games’ opening ceremony on February 9, but Gangwon Province, east of Seoul, is South Korea’s least developed area. . . .

[RES SWEDEN] Seoul, Smakrik världsmetropol som blickar framåt

Morgonsolen glittrar i de stromlinjeformade skyskraporna som reser sig pa bagge sidor av floden Han. Trots att det ar rusningstid i Seoul promenerar manniskor lugnt med sina take-awaykaffe pa de rena trottoarerna. Det ar svart att tanka sig att vi befinner oss i en stad som slogs i spillror av ett inbordeskrig for knappt 60 ar sedan och fortfarande lever Continue Reading . . .

[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 . . .