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[Louise’s Story] Korean hospitality and the importance of food

[Please scroll down for Danish version] Some of the many reasons I keep coming back to South Korea are the hospitality, helpfulness, and curiosity of the Korean people. Of course there are bad people everywhere and while I’ve met less pleasant people in Korea as well, the majority of my interactions with strangers have been great. Personally I’m a big Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization continues Northern Europe market expansion with roadshows in Oslo and Stockholm

Following on from two successful events in Helsinki and Copenhagen in May, the London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will this month host roadshows promoting tourism to Korea in Oslo and Stockholm. The events aim to take advantage of the 60th anniversary of Korea-Norway and Korea-Sweden diplomatic relations respectively, with both Northern European countries currently enjoying a year of Continue Reading . . .

[M&IT] Incheon Airport reveals programme of events to soothe business travellers

The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, an ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens, a video game centre and a Museum of Korean Culture. Music is well known for its soothing qualities and the South Korean airport has hosted regular summer season concerts. A classical concert was performed on 24 July, under the theme of Drawing Motion with Music. High-quality Continue Reading . . .

[CLOSED] Smartphone Photo Contest!

As part of the 47th Korea Tourism Photo Contest, KTO London is hosting a contest to find the best smartphone photos showcasing the beauty of Korea! To be in with a chance of winning, send up to 5 photos and their location(s) to event@gokorea.co.uk with the subject line SMARTPHONE PHOTO CONTEST. Please read the terms and conditions below carefully before submitting Continue Reading . . .

[Travel Daily Media] Europe’s first direct service to Busan, South Korea

Finnair has unveiled its latest flight today, connecting Europe to South Korea. From next year the Nordic carrier will be the first airline to operate direct flights between Europe and bustling Busan when the new three-times a week service starts. The new gateway to southern South Korea will offer super smooth connections to Finnair’s 100 destinations across Europe, via its Helsinki Continue Reading . . .

[M&IT] Heart and Seoul: Shopping and unique venues in South Korea

Even though humidity is at 70 per cent, last night it seemed that everyone in Seoul was out either shopping or window shopping.To say it’s crowded is something of an understatement as South Korea’s capital city has a population of more than 10 million, and a density of about 17,000 people per square kilometre. Shopping is Seoul’s national sport and at Continue Reading . . .

[Telegraph] My walking holiday along the world’s most notorious border

The crescent of sand is marked only by occasional chunks of driftwood. Lazy waves roll in from the Pacific, washing over rocky outcrops, and the ocean’s salty tang hangs in the air. The beach is utterly pristine – and there’s a good reason why. It lies beyond parallel lines of chain fence topped with barbed wire, is swept at night Continue Reading . . .

[New Statesman] The BTS Phenomenon

So here I am, on a muggy June evening at Wembley Stadium, a 50-year-old dad in a predominantly female and teenage crowd of 60,000 fans shrieking and roaring – “shroaring”? – at Beatlemaniac levels as seven young South Korean men appear onstage, their images flashing up on to the giant stage-side screens. . . .

[Independent] Cannes 2019: Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Palme d’Or award

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has won the Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his social satire Parasite. It is the first Korean film to ever win the Palme and the second straight victory for an Asian director, following last year’s award for Shoplifters by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. . . .