Travel News: Press Releases

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 . . .

After Sochi Attention Turns To ‘Pyeongchang 2018’ In Gangwon-do Province

As the Winter Olympics in Sochi came to a close yesterday evening attention turned to the next host city ‘Pyeongchang’. The closing ceremony incorporated a video montage and performance from Korea to give the world a taste of what to expect in Pyeongchang 2018. Out of all the provinces in Korea, winter comes first to Gangwon-do. The northeastern region of Continue Reading . . .

KOREAN TOURISM ORGANISATION PARTNER WITH GB TAEKWONDO FOR 2014

The Korean Tourism Organisation (KTO) has been announced as the ‘Preferred Destination Partner’ for the Olympic gold-medal winning, GB Taekwondo for 2014. The year-long partnership will see KTO run a number of initiatives throughout the next year, starting with a presence at the inaugural World Taekwondo Grand Prix at Manchester Central between 13-15th December. The event, which will see 250 Continue Reading . . .

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 4-26 January 2014

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 4-26 January 2014 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival has been selected as one of the representative festivals in Korea by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korean Government on Dec. 16, 2013. In 2011, it was reported one of 7 wonders in winter by CNN, and in 2013, it was chosen as ‘one of World Continue Reading . . .

‘Go Korea’ smart phone APP launched with Competition

Feed your smart phone APP-etite with our brand new ‘Go Korea’ application. The London office of the Korea Tourism Organisation has specifically designed and developed this technology to cater for the needs of the UK consumer travel market whether you are a student wishing to explore the amazing culture and history, a holidaymaker seeking something different, an event organiser or Continue Reading . . .

‘Truly enlightening’ – Korea’s Temple Stay program is looking for supporters

With Korea’s Buddhism foundation set to bring their teachings to the Korea Tourism Organisation’s WTM 2013 stand, this part of Korean culture is stretching out to an international market.   Many travellers are looking for more than the average trip during their vacation these days. It isn’t enough to just go to a place and see the sights; the visitor Continue Reading . . .

China Links Travel creates Korea Product

With four, seven and eleven day tours in Korea, China Links Travel are offering clients the opportunity to see the very best of Korea with their NEW products. With prices starting from £599 China Links are well placed to enjoy the growing popularity of our destination. The four-day product offers a short stopover in the Korea capital Seoul, with a Continue Reading . . .

‘Visit Korea’ v3.0 App for Travellers’ just got better!

Korean Tourism’s App ‘Visit Korea’ v3.0 is now available. The newly upgraded app has  a new design, a more user-friendly interface and loads of features! These include extended location based services, bookmark function, improved search functions, and now optimized for tablets. Unlike version 2.0, which mainly focused on the accessibility of Korea tourism information on the mobile format, version 3.0 was reorganized Continue Reading . . .

BA to go daily to Seoul in 2014

BA recently announced that their summer 2014 schedule, which starts from March 30, 2014, will see the airline increase their London Heathrow to Seoul Incheon route from six services a week to daily.   This expansion reflects the continued interest of Korea as a cultural tourist destination with numerous UNESCO world heritages and a place to revitalize your health and Continue Reading . . .