Travel News: Press Releases

Olympic Festival marks 2-year run-up to PyeongChang 2018

  With the Winter Olympics just 2 years away, excitement is building towards this global sporting event to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. To mark the occasion an “Olympic Festival” event will be held around Dano Park, Gangneung-si between the 4th and 6th of February, 2016. The opening ceremony will be a wonderful mix of entertainment upon a specially Continue Reading . . .

Gimje Horizon Festival a key event for Korea

Celebrating its 17th anniversary this year, the Gimje Horizon Festival has been designated as one of Korea’s key festivals for a third consecutive year.Festivities take place around Byeokgolje Reservoir, Gimje from October 7 to 11, located in Jeollabuk-do at the heart of the Honam Plains.   The Gimje Horizon Festival is held each autumn and is both a celebration and Continue Reading . . .

“Write your name in Korea” campaign

  Ever wanted to have your name engraved on a special road, just like the names of famous movie stars on the walk of fame in Hollywood? We introduce you to this new and unique initiative organized by the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO), which could see your name forever engraved on ‘Sang sang Gil’ (Imagination Road) and there are 23,000 Continue Reading . . .

Family Festival in Trafalgar Square – ‘London Korean Festival’ 9 Aug 2015 12.00 – 20.00

    **K-Music – Leading K-Pop group f(x) & Rock bands **K-Dance – Break Dancing Battles with World Champion B-boy crews **K-Tradition – Gilnori traditional, instrumental & contemporary dance performances **K-Cuisine – Live cooking demonstration by Chef Judy Joo, Head Chef Joo Won of ‘Galvin at Windows’ & Korean Street Foods **K-Contents – Animation screenings, gaming & technology demonstrations, fashion Continue Reading . . .

Korean culture wave to takeover Trafalgar Square – 9th August

LONDON 4 June, 2015 – The organizers* of “The London Korean Festival at Trafalgar Square – Imagine your Korea” invite everyone to the biggest FREE Korean cultural party ever hosted in the UK. The event will celebrate the vibrancy of this Asian powerhouse and the strong ties between Korea and the UK.  The FREE one-day festival, under the gaze of Admiral Continue Reading . . .

Blockbuster movie ‘Age of Ultron’ filmed in Korea

Blockbuster movie ‘Age of Ultron’ filmed in Korea The latest Avengers film from Marvel, ‘Age of Ultron’ was largely shot in Korea. To celebrate the Korea Tourism Organisation commissioned a special commercial to be shown in theatres when the film releases this summer. Follow the link to our YouTube channel for a sneak preview.   . . .

Video Advertisement on Korea Coming to 4DX Theaters

In order to boost the number of foreign visitors to Korea and to expand awareness of the 4DX movie experience, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and CJ 4DPLEX will air a new video advertisement on Korea in 4DX theaters around the world. KTO and CJ signed an MoU on January 20 to convert the recently produced video advertisement into 4DX format, and to screen Continue Reading . . .

‘K-Performance’ One-stop Platform for Korean Performance Tourism Launched

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) announced ‘K-Performance’, a real-time reservation platform for Korean performances. ‘K-Performance’ short for ‘Korea’s Performances,’ is also the name of the real-time reservation website offered by the Korea Tourism Organization. The website provides up-to-date information on performances including reservations and seat assignment. Features of ‘K-Performance’ Wide range of information on performances like non-verbal shows, musicals concerts, Continue Reading . . .

Korea offers the world’s best hotel WiFi

Korea is the most wired country on earth and continues to live up to its reputation as the home to the most advanced technology on the planet. It has the fastest average broadband speed at 22.1 mbps which is nearly twice as much as their nearest rival Japan who comes in at 13.3 mbps coupled with the fastest 4G network Continue Reading . . .