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[Independent] How Seoul transformed a disused overpass into a garden in the sky

South Korea’s bustling capital city is crammed with gleaming skyscrapers, packed with lower-slung commercial and residential developments, and woven with a network of multi-lane, gridlocked roadways. Yet amid all these trappings of urbanisation, hovering above a jumble of railroad tracks, curves a spectacular, half mile-long park that has totally revitalised a derelict streetscape. This is Seoullo 7017 Skygarden, a €60m (£52m) project Continue Reading . . .

[CNN] How Asia’s airports are changing the way we travel

Passengers arriving at Seoul’s Incheon airport (number two on this year’s best airports list) for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in February were among the first to try out the airport’s state-of-the-art new Terminal 2, opened only weeks before. As well as adding much-needed capacity to the country’s main international gateway, developers designed the building around passenger needs by Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organisation and Incheon Airport to host event promoting transit and stopover tours in Korea

The London Office of the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO), in conjunction with Incheon Airport, is hosting a special event to promote transit and stopover tours in Korea to the UK travel trade. For those travelling from Europe, Incheon Airport is a gateway to many destinations in Asia and beyond, making Korea an ideal location for transit or an extended stopover. Continue Reading . . .

[KTO NEWS] Recruiting Temporary Staff for Korea Stopover event

The Korea Tourism Organization London office is looking for temporary staff to support our Korea Stopover event. We are seeking passionate individuals to join us for the event. The role will require flexibility but mostly you will need to be able to offer excellent customer service. The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a similar environment, and some Continue Reading . . .

MICE tour to share Korea’s strength as a conference destination with London audiences

Following the success of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Korea will continue to show its strength as a destination for international conferences. The Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) is holding a special tour to introduce Korea as a conference destination. The tour has already shared the country’s MICE opportunities to audiences in Austria, Belgium, and the United States, and London is next. Continue Reading . . .

[KTO NEWS] Recruiting Temporary Staff for MICE Event

The Korea Tourism Organization London office is looking for temporary staff to support our MICE workshop and dinner event. We are seeking passionate individuals to join us for the event. The role will require flexibility but mostly you will need to be able to offer excellent customer service. The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a similar environment, Continue Reading . . .

[Guardian] A Foodie Tour of South Korea

I’m not particularly hungover, having stuck to local Hite beer the evening before, but the restorative effects of Korean haejang-guk, or “hangover soup” would probably cure even the pain of a truly big night out. At 8am there’s already a queue outside the tiny cafe at the back of Nambu market in provincial capital Jeonju (has the whole city been on Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s Story] Busan Citizen’s Park

This week, my friend and I took advantage of the only nice day and we went to explore Busan Citizen’s Park. The park is one of Busan’s largest public parks with 97 different species of trees and includes 2 streams. The park is located a 5-minute walk from Bujeon Station exit 7. The park itself is actually a lot bigger Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s story] Cafe Hopping in Busan

Café Hopping in Seomyeon “Café Street” Jeonpo Café Street (or Seomyeon Café Street) is located between Buejeon Station and Seomyeon Station and is by far one of my favourite places to hang out! Technically, “Café Street” is not actually a street, but the name given to the area of Seomyeon that is home to all of the best cafés in Continue Reading . . .

[KTO NEWS] Job Opening (Marketing Assistant, Korean Speaking)

  채 용 공 고 한국관광공사 런던지사에서 함께 할 인재를 모십니다. 1. 채용대상 : Marketing Assistant (Full-time, 1명) * 1년 단위 근로계약 체결. 단, 최초 계약시 수습기간 2개월 설정 ** 계약관련 상세사항은 개별 면접시 설명 및 협의 2. 수행 업무 ○ 마케팅 업무 보조 (언론 및 온라인/모바일 마케팅 중심) ○ 고객응대, 지사 내 행정업무 등 3. 자격요건 ○ 영국법상 취업에 Continue Reading . . .