Travel News: Press Releases

Everybody is looking towards South Korea in 2017

South Korea has become a trendsetting and enthralling destination amongst a very savvy travelling public and we are happy that everyone agrees! 2017 is an exciting year for the destination with the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, ‘Visit East Asia’ campaign alongside China and Japan plus the continued promotion of ‘Hallyu’ the contemporary wave of Korean culture all key focuses.   Continue Reading . . .

Shopping Tourism Festival, ‘Korea Grand Sale’ held soon for foreigners

– Participation of companies in many different sectors including airlines, hotels, duty free shops, department stores, cosmetics stores, theme parks, etc. – Special benefits such as a 50% discount from participating companies such as Jeju Air and Shilla Stay – Promotion of winter sports with ski resorts for PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Visit Korea Committee(Chairman Samkoo, Park) will hold Continue Reading . . .

Pyeongchang 2018 technology to astound audiences

Imagine being able to see what an Olympic Bobsleigh athlete experiences, as he twists and turns down the course, whilst watching their heart rate rise and fall. Or indeed to get a sense of the elevation, descent and perspective from the point-of-view of a Ski Jumper? And, as a viewer having the ability to watch an event from multiple angles 360 degrees Continue Reading . . .

Enter our ‘Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Quiz Competition’

With just over one year before Korea hosts the ‘Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics’; the Korea Tourism Organisation is already counting down to this global event which will be a key focus for us as we move into 2017. In anticipation of 2018 and to celebrate another fantastic year for the Korea Tourism Organisation we have created a ‘Pyeonchang Winter Olympic Continue Reading . . .

Seoul, South Korea within top ten cities for Lonely Planet’s Best in travel List 2017

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017 is the highly anticipated collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead. The bestselling, inspirational travel yearbook from the world’s leading travel authority highlights the top ten countries, cities, regions and best value destinations that Lonely Planet’s experts recommend travellers experience in 2017. We are delighted to announce that Continue Reading . . .

Korea Inbound Tourism Projected to Grow by 20% in 2016

Korea Inbound Tourism Projected to Grow by 20% in 2016 South Korea is expected to shatter its annual visitor arrival this year, having already recorded around 8.1 million foreign visitors during the first half of 2016. While Korea continues overseas marketing efforts throughout the year, niche tourism sectors such as the MICE industry are expected to significantly contribute to the Continue Reading . . .

‘Descendants of the Sun’ Star Song Joong-ki in new KTO commercial

The Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism (Minister Kim Jongdeok) and Korea Tourism Organization (CEO Jung Chang Soo) are proud to present a new international advertisement in mid-August, showing Korea’s creative beauty on major TV channels throughout the world, as well as online and through social media networks.   The new commercial features ‘Descendants of the Sun’ actor and top Continue Reading . . .

Visit East Asia Campaign Announced by China, Japan and Korea

Following a meeting by their respective Tourism Ministers earlier this year, The London offices of the China National Tourist Office, The Japan National Tourism Organisation and the Korea Tourism Organisation have announced a partnership to co-promote their destinations under a campaign called Visit East Asia.   In a joint statement issued at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding outlining Continue Reading . . .

Jeonju, South Korea within top three of Lonely Planet’s First-Ever Best in Asia List

Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel media company, has today announced its inaugural Best in Asia list – an agenda-setting collection of the continent’s 10 best destinations to visit over the next 12 months.   For this first-ever Best in Asia list, Lonely Planet’s in-house Asia experts have named Jeonju, South Korea within their top three. “In compiling our Best Continue Reading . . .

Korea’s Festival Fun for Summer!

From June to August Korea has some fabulous festivals across all of the summer months. This is the season for fun with all your family and friends; Korea has many diverse options to experience and keep everyone occupied. Whichever part of Korea you visit, you can be pretty sure that there will be some event or festival to enjoy. Maybe Continue Reading . . .