Travel News: Press Releases

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 . . .

Exercise your green fingers in Korea with NEW Expo Product

Title: etours.co.uk and Going Gardens present The International Garden Exposition Suncheon Bay Korea 2013 – ECOGEO* Theme: Garden of the Earth Dates: April 20, 2013 – Oct.20, 2013 London, Feb.5, 2013: With departures from London Heathrow any day between April 20 and October 14, 2013, Going Gardens, a garden tourism consultancy, and the South East Asia travel specialist agency, etours, Continue Reading . . .

Korea exhibiting at Destinations Travel Show, Earls Court London 31st Jan-03 Feb, 2013

Korea Tourism Organization (Stand number: AP22) will be exhibiting at the UK’s premier travel event, Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show, taking place from the Jan 31st – 3rd of February at Earls Court in London.   Visitor figures from the UK to Korea saw a 10.6% increase in 2012 over 2011 and our destination gets ever more popular. This year will Continue Reading . . .

Everyone’s talking about Korea and the figures are record-breaking!

In early December the visitor figures from the UK to Korea totalled 110,229 which was a 10.6% increase over 2011!   Mr. Ramy Salameh, PR Manager and spokesman for the Korea Tourism Org, says  “A 10.6% increase in arrivals from the UK to Korea is a clear reflection on the growing popularity of the destination, helped in no small part Continue Reading . . .