Travel News: Press Releases

Namhansanseong Fortress, Korea’s latest UNESCO World Heritage

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed Korea’s Namhansanseong, or literally meaning “South Han Mountain Fortress,” as a World Heritage site in June 2014. Gyeonggi Province, which includes the capital Seoul, is responsible for the fortress site and believes more tourists will explore the province more widely thanks to the inscription. The fort is easily accessible from Seoul and this will Continue Reading . . .

[BuzzKOREA Competition] Enjoy K-Tours!!

Visit BuzzKOREA’s K-Tours menu and Learn about attractive places to visit in Korea!! Just by showing us how you feel about places introduced in the K-Tours Menu, you could Win one of the following prizes: iPad Air 32G, LG Pocket Photo or EXO Albums More information→ http://bit.ly/1lxOnXX  . . .

Korea Tourism Joins Korea Foods At Taste Of London

Korea Tourism Organisation is delighted to be part of the “Korea Foods pavilion” at Taste of London 2014. Korea Tourism has been invited by Korea Foods, the largest importer, retailer and distributor of Korean food in Europe, to join them at this prestigious event. Korean food has finally landed. Led by the increasing coverage of Korean food, through the likes Continue Reading . . .

South Korea and Seoul sit pretty in convention destination rankings

South Korea is now 3rd in the Union of International Associations (UIA) country rankings for top international convention destinations. Seoul has also improved its ranking as a convention city by coming in 4th in the UIA rankings (5th last year) and 9th in the International Congress and Convention AQssociation (ICCA) rankings (17th last year). Furthermore Busan, Korea’s second city has knocked Copenhagen out and now Continue Reading . . .

Living history at Korea’s Royal Palaces

Seoul’s royal palaces are very distinctive in design, character and are places of peaceful contemplation. These historic monuments sit in perfect harmony amongst the 21st century skyscrapers and hubbub of a major metropolis. The opportunity has arisen to enjoy an oasis of calm this summer in Seoul even during the night. Take a moonlight stroll through one of four enchanting royal Continue Reading . . .

Global Taste of Korea Contest: Regional Round

Global Taste of Korea Contest: Regional Round   The KCCUK is going to hold a Korean food competition that anyone interested in Korean foods can participate in. The event details are below:   •Date: 5th July 2014, 10:00- 13:00 •Venue: Central Street Cookery School St Luke’s Community Centre 90 Central Street | London EC1V 8AJ •Participants: Any non-Korean over 18, Continue Reading . . .

IT C&M 2014 at the Shanghai SWECC

  TIT C&M 2014 was held from April 15 – 17 at the Shanghai World Expo Convention Center with over 332 companies taking a part in the Expo. The Korea Tourism Organization jointly participated with 17 other agencies.   The Korea Advertisement booth was tastefully decorated with spring flowers and images from the recent tv hit series, “My Love From Continue Reading . . .

“Taekwondowon” – Not Just a Park but the Global Home of Taekwondo

On the 24th April 2014, “Taekwondowon” will officially open and welcome the world Taekwondo community and sports lovers from around the world to a facility that is being positioned as a modern world heritage. We are delighted to be able to invite a small delegation of GB Taekwondo VIPs to the opening ceremony, one of whom is Master Adrian Tranter, Continue Reading . . .

Download Korea’s new ‘Unexpected Adventures’ brochure

Part of the appeal of Korea is the many opportunities for visitors to engage with our destination, to try something new, unexpected and inspirational; our ‘Unexpected Adventures – Explore Korea’ brochure showcases exactly that, offering a wide and varied range of exciting activities.   Created specifically with the consumer and travel trade in mind, the brochure has been compiled to Continue Reading . . .

Inspired Meetings with traditional Korean Tea at CONFEX 2014!

Korea Tourism Organisation’s MICE Bureau will be exhibiting on stand E69 at International CONFEX 2014 which begins on the 12th March 2014 at Olympia, London. We invite delegates to join us to sample traditional Korean Tea, whilst we inspire you to hold your next event in Korea! Korea is also offering everyone at Confex a chance to win a Korean Tea Set when they drop by. Korea’s MICE Continue Reading . . .