Travel News

[Louise’s Story] Seoul Neighbourhood Guide: Dongdaemun & Myeongdong

[Scroll down to read the Danish version // Rul ned for at læse indlægget på dansk] Introducing a small miniseries about neighbourhoods in Seoul! When planning trips to Seoul, quite a few of my friends have asked me where to stay and what to do. I always tell them that it depends on what they want to see because there Continue Reading . . .

Win two return flights and a 3-night stay in Korea!

Win a trip to Korea! Watch the videos below and tell us which featured location you would most like to visit for the chance to win two return flights and a 3-night stay in Korea! Don't forget to share this event with your friends. — COMPETITION PERIOD — 8th November – 29th December 2019 — WINNERS ANNOUNCED — 3rd January Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization Exhibiting at World Travel Market 2019

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will participate in the World Travel Market (WTM) from the 4th to 6th November 2019 in order to promote the attractiveness of travel to Korea to the tourism industry, press, and consumers from around the world. WTM London is one of the three biggest travel exhibitions in the world alongside ITB Berlin and FITUR in Continue Reading . . .

[Louise’s story] Unexpected cultural differences in Korea

Scroll down to read the Danish version // Rul ned for at læse indlægget på dansk Today’s post is all about culture shocks! What is culture shock, you ask? A culture shock can be defined as feeling of confusion that results from suddenly experiencing a culture with customs that are not familiar to one’s own. Back when I was still Continue Reading . . .

[Louise’s Story] Tips for making local friends in Korea

Scroll for Danish version/Rul ned for at læse indlægget på dansk My last post ended with the point that you should definitely accept when people invite you to eat with them (unless, of course, they are sketchy strangers) because you can make new friends this way and better immerse yourself with the local culture. (Also! When the government sends out Continue Reading . . .

[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 . . .