Travel News: Press Releases

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 . . .

Enjoy Korean History Experience at Historical Sites

Enjoy Korean History Experience at Historical Sites Photo: Reenactment of watch guards ceremony at Sungnyemun Gate (left) / Gungnamji Pond (right) Want to learn more about Korean history? How about a Korean history experience at the historical sites? The ‘Reenactment of Watch Guards Ceremony’ event held at National Treasure No.1, Sungnyemun Gate, is finally resuming since its damage from a Continue Reading . . .

High Ambitions for Alpine Glory

High Ambitions for Alpine Glory South Korea is not yet a top of mind winter sports destination, but industry members hope that the 2018 Winter Olympics will showcase the country’s finess in this area.   Source: TTG MICE Magazine, May 2016 edition, page 23. . . .

Actor Song Joong-ki from ‘Descendants of the Sun’ New face of Korean Tourism for 2016!

Actor Song Joong-ki from ‘Descendants of the Sun’  New face of Korean Tourism for 2016! Captain Yoo Si-jin is officially the Korean Tourism Honorary Ambassador for 2016, and will be carrying out TV commercials and various Korean tourism promotional activities. Lead actor Song Joong-ki from the latest Korean drama ‘Descendants of the Sun’ has been appointed to be the Korea Continue Reading . . .

Travel Korea’s Regional Attractions with K-Travel Bus!

50% Discount for 3 Weeks Period from Last week of April to 2nd Week of May – In celebration of Chinese Labour Day and Japanese Golden Week Holiday, Visit Korea Committee is offering a 50% discount for the K-Travel Bus Tour. The K-Travel Bus is an overnight bus tour programme exclusively for foreigners connecting Seoul to regions across the country. Continue Reading . . .