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. . . .
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 . . .
At a mountain retreat south of Seoul, some three dozen aspiring pop stars practice synchronized dance moves while singing into bottles of tea they grip in place of microphones. Then they do it again. And again. . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .