Travel News: Press Releases

BA to go daily to Seoul in 2014

BA recently announced that their summer 2014 schedule, which starts from March 30, 2014, will see the airline increase their London Heathrow to Seoul Incheon route from six services a week to daily.   This expansion reflects the continued interest of Korea as a cultural tourist destination with numerous UNESCO world heritages and a place to revitalize your health and Continue Reading . . .

World Ski Awards Unveils 2013 Finalists and South Korea makes the cut!

World Ski Awards has unveiled the elite resorts and hospitality providers that have been elected as finalists in its inaugural programme. Within the cast of finalists some of ‘South Korea’s’ finest ski resorts and hotels have been nominated. This speaks volumes about the quality of the country’s ski product and reminds everyone that Korea will host the Winter Olympics in Continue Reading . . .

Free transit tours when you fly with Korean & Asiana Airlines

International travellers rarely have the opportunity to enjoy excursions of a capital city for FREE! However, Incheon International Airport is offering FREE transit tours for clients booked on Korean Air & Asiana Airlines and transiting through Incheon International Airport, Seoul. Depending on the clients transfer time there is many opportunities to catch a glimpse of Korean culture and to take away some great Continue Reading . . .

Do you study Korean? Apply for TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean)!!

TOPIK takes place in London, UK twice a year, in April and October 1. Date and Time : 19th October 2013 (Sat) Beginner, Advanced – 09:00~12:30 / Intermediate – 14:00~17:30 2. Venue : SOAS London (School of Oriental and African Studies) 3. Content : – TOPIK (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) * Vocabulary / Grammer / Writing(90min), Listening / Reading(90min) 4. Application Continue Reading . . .

K-Food World Festival

  K-Food World Festival Are go-chu-jang(red chilli paste), soy sauce and sesame oil in your kitchen cupboard? You are qualified to enter K-Food World Festival! The Embassy of Republic of Korea in London is delighted to announce its first ever K-Food World Festival this July as part of a cooking competition organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MBC, a Continue Reading . . .

Korea ranked 5th in the world for meetings

The latest figures from the Union of International Associations ranks Korea 5th in world for international meetings with a total of 563 events held in 2012. Korea’s capital Seoul came 5th in the city rankings, beating many other more established cities in this market. To continue to grow the MICE market the Korea Tourism Organisation will be exhibiting at the Continue Reading . . .

The Korea Tourist Organisation to exhibit at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, July 9 – 14, 2013

Following last year’s Gold Medal success at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for Korea’s De-Militarised Zone (DMZ) Garden, the Korea Tourism Organisation will be taking a stand at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to promote garden tours to Korea and the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo. (http://eng.2013expo.or.ke) The Expo is sanctioned by the Association of International Horticultural Producers (AIPH) Continue Reading . . .

Combine a homestay in Korea with Korean language classes

The Korea Tourism organisation has launched a trip to Korea combining a homestay (with a Korean family) and a course learning Korean in conjunction with Kyung Hee University. Called the “Fun Korea Lesson Trip”, it is priced at 600,000KRW (approx £340) excluding flights, for six nights including breakfast. Also included is a choice of a Korean cookery lesson or a Continue Reading . . .

Korea uses bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and a TV campaign to celebrate 130 Years of friendship with the UK

The Korea Tourism Organisation has embarked on an extensive advertising campaign to celebrate 130 years of diplomatic relations with the UK. A section of the lights at Piccadilly Circus in London are showing an animated sequence promoting tourism to Korea under the slogan “Recharge Your Energy” and celebrating the coming together of the two countries. To watch the sequence go Continue Reading . . .

Spring time means Festival time in Korea

If you are travelling to Korea this year plan your visit with one of the major cultural festivals happening around the country and you will find your travels more enjoyable and rewarding. One of the best seasons to travel to Korea for cultural festivals is in spring, with many festivals taking place in April/May so it’s a great time to Continue Reading . . .