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KTO hosts FAM Trip

Korea Tourism Organization and Cathay Pacific organized the FAM Trip for travel agents and media to experience the best of Seoul and Jeju Island. Participants had an opportunity to enjoy various unique experiences while staying in resole Island of Jeju and Seoul, the capital city of Korea.   The group visited the beaches, Alive Museum, Yatch Tour, Water sports, Jungmun Continue Reading . . .

KTX High-speed rail connects Korea’s major cities to Incheon Airport

Starting from June 30, 2014, Korail began operation of KTX express trains that directly link to and from Incheon International Airport reducing the trouble of having to transfer. The trains operate between Incheon International Airport and major cities outside of Seoul like Busan, Daejeon and Gwangju. These KTX trains will still make stops in Seoul as trains departing from busan Continue Reading . . .

Namhansanseong Fortress, Korea’s latest UNESCO World Heritage

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed Korea’s Namhansanseong, or literally meaning “South Han Mountain Fortress,” as a World Heritage site in June 2014. Gyeonggi Province, which includes the capital Seoul, is responsible for the fortress site and believes more tourists will explore the province more widely thanks to the inscription. The fort is easily accessible from Seoul and this will Continue Reading . . .

Namhansanseong Fortress Named UNESCO World Heritage

It has been announced that Korea’s Namhansanseong, or literally meaning “South Han Mountain Fortress”, will be enlisted as a World Heritage site.   The Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea announced on June 22 that the World Heritage Committee decided to give the World Heritage status to the South Korean mountain fortress during its 38th assembly being held at Doha, Qatar, from Continue Reading . . .

‘2014 World Journalists Conference’ to be held from June 15 to 20

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is to host a ‘Korea night’ dinner gala at the 2nd World Journalist Conference which will take place from June 15 to 20 in Seoul, Gyeongju and North Gyeongsang Province.   This year’s Conference will have the theme of “Korean Peninsula Peaceful Reunification and Global Journalism.” Participants will include 40 reporters from 22 Asian states, 10 from Continue Reading . . .

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Korea Tourism Joins Korea Foods At Taste Of London

Korea Tourism Organisation is delighted to be part of the “Korea Foods pavilion” at Taste of London 2014. Korea Tourism has been invited by Korea Foods, the largest importer, retailer and distributor of Korean food in Europe, to join them at this prestigious event. Korean food has finally landed. Led by the increasing coverage of Korean food, through the likes Continue Reading . . .

South Korea and Seoul sit pretty in convention destination rankings

South Korea is now 3rd in the Union of International Associations (UIA) country rankings for top international convention destinations. Seoul has also improved its ranking as a convention city by coming in 4th in the UIA rankings (5th last year) and 9th in the International Congress and Convention AQssociation (ICCA) rankings (17th last year). Furthermore Busan, Korea’s second city has knocked Copenhagen out and now Continue Reading . . .

Living history at Korea’s Royal Palaces

Seoul’s royal palaces are very distinctive in design, character and are places of peaceful contemplation. These historic monuments sit in perfect harmony amongst the 21st century skyscrapers and hubbub of a major metropolis. The opportunity has arisen to enjoy an oasis of calm this summer in Seoul even during the night. Take a moonlight stroll through one of four enchanting royal Continue Reading . . .

KTO’s top tourist spots – Klive

Following the rise in K-pop, foreigners from all over the world not only visit Korea for its traditional culture, but also for its modern and trendy culture of music, celebrities, make-up and fashion. Gangnam is one of the most popular shopping districts which draw many people who hope to get a glimpse of their favorite K-pop stars but these fans, Continue Reading . . .