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Korea Tourism Organization Launches Netflix-themed Event in the UK

Explore Korea from the comfort of your living room with K-Films and Dramas on Netflix On Monday 2 November, the Korea Tourism Organization London Office announced a special prize giveaway encouraging UK followers to visit Korea from the comfort of their living rooms by exploring Korean content on popular streaming site Netflix. The announcement came as the UK went into Continue Reading . . .

Travel to Korea from the comfort of your living room with K-Dramas and Films on Netflix!

KTO Prize Giveaway : Explore K-Dramas and Films on Netflix Travel to Korea from the comfort of your living room with K-Dramas and Films on Netflix! We know that due to the global pandemic many travel plans have been put on hold. But thanks to the growing number of Korean films and TV dramas on Netflix, Korea is now just Continue Reading . . .

K-Pop girl group ITZY appointed as new honorary ambassador for Korean tourism

Last week the Korea Tourism Organization announced the appointment of K-Pop girl group ITZY as its new honorary ambassador. This comes as a rare piece of exciting news at a time when travel is still limited due to Covid-19, and we hope ITZY’s dynamic contribution to our online advertising campaign will provide much-needed comfort and inspiration as you start thinking Continue Reading . . .

Visit Korea From Home

Whether you’ve had your travel plans postponed, want to use any extra free time to finally start planning that dream trip, or are simply looking for a new way to while away an afternoon, we’ve put together a guide to some of the top virtual resources available to help you visit Korea from home. Nothing beats an authentic, tangible travel Continue Reading . . .

Latest COVID-19 Travel Advice

Last updated: 31st March 2020 The FCO currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Check the latest FCO advice here. As of 22nd March 2020, all travellers arriving into Korea from the UK and Europe will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and must wait up to 24 hours for results. Those with symptoms will be taken into quarantine Continue Reading . . .

[Guardian] Parasite overtakes The Passion of the Christ as biggest ever foreign language film in the UK

Oscar-winning horror-thriller Parasite has become the highest-earning foreign language film at the UK box office, overtaking the 2004 Mel Gibson-directed film The Passion of the Christ. Curzon, the film’s UK distributors, reported that Parasite passed Passion’s cumulative total of £11,078,861 on Friday; Parasite’s closing total that day took it to £11,081,375. By the end of the weekend the film had added another £377,332 Continue Reading . . .

PARASITE social media giveaway – terms & conditions

Parasite still © CJ Entertainment/Curzon No purchase is necessary to participate in this competition Closing date for entries is Sunday 1st March 2020 Winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries Entrants must be UK residents and aged 18 or over Multiple entries are allowed, but each entry must be made via a separate comment (e.g. each comment Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization launches ‘Parasite’ advertising campaign in cinemas across the UK

The London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is tomorrow launching an advertising campaign in UK cinemas to capitalise on the box office success of hit Korean film Parasite. The campaign, which is the first of its kind for KTO London, will begin on Tuesday 25th February and run for the remainder of the Oscar-winning film’s theatrical window in Continue Reading . . .

[CNN Travel] 7 reasons why South Korea is an amazing destination for families

There’s a specific sociological reason why the children’s facilities throughout South Korea are so spectacular, making it a top destination for those traveling with kids. At 1.05 children per woman, South Korea has the lowest birth rate in the world. No expense is spared and often the majority of expendable income and vacation time of the entire extended family is spent on the one Continue Reading . . .

[Screen Daily] ‘Parasite’ expanding to even more UK cinemas after bumper box office

Curzon and Studiocanal look set to add more than 100 screens to the UK release of Parasite following a second successful weekend at the box office. Details are still being finalized but Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-winning drama is expected to expand from 430 sites to around 550 after taking £2.5m at the UK box office over the weekend, taking its running total to more Continue Reading . . .