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 . . .
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 . . .
Global Taste of Korea Contest: Regional Round The KCCUK is going to hold a Korean food competition that anyone interested in Korean foods can participate in. The event details are below: •Date: 5th July 2014, 10:00- 13:00 •Venue: Central Street Cookery School St Luke’s Community Centre 90 Central Street | London EC1V 8AJ •Participants: Any non-Korean over 18, Continue Reading . . .
The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is partnering with Naver, one of the largest online search portals in Korea, to launch a “tourism dictionary” service. The service officially opened on May 24, 2014 on Naver dictionary (http://dic.naver.com), offering more than 13,000 words in three languages. The dictionary service is currently available in English and Japanese, covering various themes and subjects related Continue Reading . . .
KTO announced that they will be hosting a K-Festival starting from May 30th to June 1st at 751 D-Park, located in the main city of Beijing. Its main purpose is to cater to the people in Beijing who have been showing significant interests in Korea’s culture. There has been a large increase in the inflow of Chinese tourists in Korea and their Continue Reading . . .
KTO formed a joined alliance with Jeju Tourism Organization and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cathay Pacific Airways, Kim’s Travel and an association of ten Indian travel companies in order to promote Jeju Island as a MICE destination in India. KTO held numerous events in Mumbai including ‘Incentive Travel Mart’ and ‘Korea Incentive Night’ which proved to Continue Reading . . .
Korean Tourism Organization announced its new vision and 10 goals for the future with new President, Byun Choo-suk at its headquarters in Jung District, central Seoul on May 20, 2014. Byun is the 23rd president of KTO and it was his first public appearance as the head of the state-run organization. Byun emphasized that KTO has made great achievements within Continue Reading . . .
KTO announced that they participated in the 18th Pacific International Tourism Expo, “PITE-2014” on May 16-18 2014, which served to be a significant international event for Korea. It was the largest international tourism fair (414㎡) that KTO has attended which consisted on 7 metropolitan cities (Daegu, Busan, Gwangju, Gangwon, Gyeongbuk, South Jeolla, and Jeju), inbound travel companies, and numerous other companies Continue Reading . . .
The Korea MICE Expo will be held from June 19 – 20, 2014 at KINTEX in Gyeonggi province. The annually held Korea MICE Expo was established in 2000 for the development of the Korean industry. Over 200 sellers and 350 buyers are expected to participate in this year’s expo. The main events include MICE exhibition & business meetings, destination Continue Reading . . .
Photo credit: Korea Tourism Organization The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) was recently honored with two Mercury Excellence Awards and three Astrid Awards. The Mercury Excellence Awards, founded to promote excellence, quality and performance in various fields of public relations, honored the KTO with the Grand Award in the “Apps” category for the Korea (Illustrated Booklet) mobile application. Meanwhile, the booklet Keywords to Korea received Continue Reading . . .