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The 14th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA) in 2018 to be held in Daegu

Daegu, Republic of Korea, will be host city for the 14thInternational Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA) in 2018.ICOPA is organised by the World Federation of Parasitologists (WFP), which studies parasites and the prevention and control of parasitic diseases. The organisation has 100 societies in 60 countries, and its 50-year history includes a working relationship with the World Health Organisation.WFP holds ICOPA Continue Reading . . .

Jun Ji-hyun becomes an honorary ambassador of KTO

Actress Jun Ji-hyun, best known for her starring role as Cheon Song-yi in the K-Drama “My Love From the Star,” was appointed as a Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Honorary Ambassador on August 13, 2014. Foods like chimaek (chicken and maekju (beer)), fashion and beauty items and other things she enjoyed or used in the drama have been receiving a lot Continue Reading . . .

Dokdo, Korea’s Beautiful Island

Dokdo in the East Sea is Korean territory, geographically and by international law. Japan’s attempts to seize Dokdo deny historical records. Not only has the East Sea designation been in continuous use for over 2,000 years, it is also inappropriate to name a sea after a single country. In this menu, we provide the Korean government’s official positions on Dokdo Continue Reading . . .

17th Incheon Asian Games, Korea – 19th Sept – Oct 4th, 2014

LONDON – August 18, 2014 – 13,000 athletes and officials and about 7,000 media from the 45 OCA member states are expected to attend the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. The event will not only be a chance for athletes to showcase their talents across 36 events, but also the perfect indicator pointing towards who to watch in 2016. Medal winners in Incheon may Continue Reading . . .

Beauty, Gangnam-style: Facial acupuncture in Seoul, South Korea

By Andrea Grant “We’re going to put 30 needles in your face”, the doctor told me as I stared up at him nervously from the table. “Don’t move and try to relax”. “Do you want me to hold your hand?” a friend asked. She had accompanied me into the treatment room, which was decorated in soothing yellows and browns. “Yes!” Continue Reading . . .

Korea’s National Liberation Day – 광복절 (Gwangbokjeol: literally ‘restoration of Light Day’)

Korea’s National Liberation Day – 광복절 (Gwangbokjeol: literally ‘restoration of Light Day’)  On this day Korea in 1945, Korea was liberated from Japan’s 35-year-long colonial rule. The day also marks the establishment of the government of the Republic of Korea in 1948. Learn more about Korea History : http://bit.ly/1njPufh For more information on the history of the Korea’s National liberation day and Continue Reading . . .

‘Celebrate Korea’s Liberation Day!’ Twitter Competition TERMS & CONDITIONS

Terms & Conditions: Terms & Conditions: 1. The prize is non-transferable, non refundable, subject to availability, cannot be exchanged and no cash alternative will be offered. 2. The competition open to any UK resident only and Children and Infants under 12 years old are not eligible to part or enter this competition. 3. Competition closes on 11th August 2014, entries received Continue Reading . . .

KTO aims to tap into social media to increase tourism

During 2012-2013, the South Korean pop star, Psy became an international celebrity through his smash hit ‘Gangnam style’ which reached a billion viewers on You Tube, a publicity performance that wasn’t lost on the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). Ever since, KTO has been focusing in trying to tap into the power of social media by courting celebrities with strong online Continue Reading . . .

KTO announced their new brand slogan, “Imagine Your Korea.”

South Korea wants you to “Imagine Your Korea.”   The new slogan, chosen from among 9,000 contenders by an advisory committee of Korea’s tourism promotion authorities and global brand experts, will be the pioneer for the country’s attempts to attract 20 million tourists to the country. This figure is almost double the 12 million foreign visitors who came to Korea Continue Reading . . .

Win a Free Flight to Korea through KTO’s ‘To:ur Imagination!’

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has launched a new event called “To:ur Imagination.” This special promotion was created to encourage foreign tourists to have more interest in visiting Korea and has already been endorsed by stars from across the globe including Big Bang (Korea), Mario Maurer (Thailand), Xin Jiang (China), Ebina Kenichi (Japan) and Michelle Phan (U.S.A.). Some of these Continue Reading . . .