Travel News

Global Taste of Korea Contest: Regional Round

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 . . .

KTO and Naver to Launch Tourism Dictionary

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 to host a Hallyu promotional event in Beijing from May 30

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 promotes Jeju Island as MICE destination in India

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 . . .

KTO’s President announces new vision for tourism organization

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 . . .

18th PITE-2014: A significant international event for KTO

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 . . .

Korea MICE Expo 2014

  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 . . .

KTO to receive Mercury Excellence Awards and three Astrid Awards

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 . . .

IT C&M 2014 at the Shanghai SWECC

  TIT C&M 2014 was held from April 15 – 17 at the Shanghai World Expo Convention Center with over 332 companies taking a part in the Expo. The Korea Tourism Organization jointly participated with 17 other agencies.   The Korea Advertisement booth was tastefully decorated with spring flowers and images from the recent tv hit series, “My Love From Continue Reading . . .

City Life: Seoul

Seoul’s transformation from a traditional enclave to a high-tech city is almost complete, yet life here remains communal, revolving around blow-out meals and a market culture that has barely changed in centuries . . .