Travel News: Press Releases

K-Pop girl group ITZY appointed as new honorary ambassador for Korean tourism

Last week the Korea Tourism Organization announced the appointment of K-Pop girl group ITZY as its new honorary ambassador. This comes as a rare piece of exciting news at a time when travel is still limited due to Covid-19, and we hope ITZY’s dynamic contribution to our online advertising campaign will provide much-needed comfort and inspiration as you start thinking Continue Reading . . .

Latest COVID-19 Travel Advice

Last updated: 31st March 2020 The FCO currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Check the latest FCO advice here. As of 22nd March 2020, all travellers arriving into Korea from the UK and Europe will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and must wait up to 24 hours for results. Those with symptoms will be taken into quarantine Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization launches ‘Parasite’ advertising campaign in cinemas across the UK

The London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is tomorrow launching an advertising campaign in UK cinemas to capitalise on the box office success of hit Korean film Parasite. The campaign, which is the first of its kind for KTO London, will begin on Tuesday 25th February and run for the remainder of the Oscar-winning film’s theatrical window in Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization exhibiting at Destinations London 2020

The London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will attend the upcoming Destinations show at London Olympia from 30th January to 2nd February. Destinations is the largest consumer-facing holiday and travel event in the UK, welcoming over 50,000 visitors annually, and KTO joins more than 75 tourist boards and 600 brands exhibiting at this year’s show. The number of Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization returning to Dublin to promote Korea in Ireland

The London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is to attend the upcoming Holiday World Show in Dublin, Ireland from the 24th to 26th of January. This marks KTO’s first time at the show in several years as it seeks to capitalise on growing global interest in Korea and capture the attention of the Irish travel market. Holiday World Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization to promote Busan to Nordic market at MATKA and beyond

The London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is to attend the upcoming MATKA Nordic Travel Fair from the 16th to 20th of January in Helsinki, Finland. MATKA is the largest travel industry event in Northern Europe, with an annual attendance of more than 50,000 consumers and 20,000 professionals from the travel trade. At this year’s event, KTO’s focus Continue Reading . . .

ABTA selects South Korea as top 12 destination to watch for 2020

ABTA – The Travel Association has launched its Travel Trends 2020 report and has chosen South Korea as one of its top 12 destinations to watch next year. Independently selected by ABTA’s experts, inclusion is based on a range of factors such as those that are tapping into consumer behaviours, major events and celebrations, and areas that are experiencing a Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization Exhibiting at World Travel Market 2019

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will participate in the World Travel Market (WTM) from the 4th to 6th November 2019 in order to promote the attractiveness of travel to Korea to the tourism industry, press, and consumers from around the world. WTM London is one of the three biggest travel exhibitions in the world alongside ITB Berlin and FITUR in Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization continues Northern Europe market expansion with roadshows in Oslo and Stockholm

Following on from two successful events in Helsinki and Copenhagen in May, the London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will this month host roadshows promoting tourism to Korea in Oslo and Stockholm. The events aim to take advantage of the 60th anniversary of Korea-Norway and Korea-Sweden diplomatic relations respectively, with both Northern European countries currently enjoying a year of Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization Expands Tourism Market with Roadshows in Northern Europe

The London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will host roadshows promoting tourism to Korea in northern European countries this year, beginning with Denmark and Finland in May. The Denmark event aims to take advantage of the 60th anniversary of Korea-Denmark diplomatic relations and year of mutual exchange between the two countries in order to raise awareness of Korea. Continue Reading . . .