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The 3rd International Meetings Promotion Agenda

chee@sk.com The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced “The 3rd International Meetings Promotion Agenda” on January 2nd which aims to generate 1.45 billion dollars worth of foreign revenues by 2018 through promotion of international meeting industry.   According to the agenda, the ministry has in plan, 4 different strategies for the coming 5 years: 1) building healthy international meeting Continue Reading . . .

KOREAN TOURISM ORGANISATION PARTNER WITH GB TAEKWONDO FOR 2014

The Korean Tourism Organisation (KTO) has been announced as the ‘Preferred Destination Partner’ for the Olympic gold-medal winning, GB Taekwondo for 2014. The year-long partnership will see KTO run a number of initiatives throughout the next year, starting with a presence at the inaugural World Taekwondo Grand Prix at Manchester Central between 13-15th December. The event, which will see 250 Continue Reading . . .

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 4-26 January 2014

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 4-26 January 2014 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival has been selected as one of the representative festivals in Korea by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korean Government on Dec. 16, 2013. In 2011, it was reported one of 7 wonders in winter by CNN, and in 2013, it was chosen as ‘one of World Continue Reading . . .

New MICE Task Force eastablished in Gyeongju and Gangwon Province

New MICE Task Force established in Gyeongju and Gangwon Province Image: Hwabaek Convention Center, Gyeongju, Korea New MICE Task Force has been eastablished in the regions including Gyeongju and Gangwon Province expecting to add diversity to Korea’s MICE spectrum. City of history and culture, Gyeongju and representative recreational region: Gangwon Province established their convention bureaus respectively. Geyongju, widely known for Bulguksa temple, Continue Reading . . .

Daegu CVB received grand prize in Web Award Korea

chee@sk.com Daegu Convention Bureau‘s web-site and its mobile page each received a grand prize in the local government part and the culture/education part in the 10th Web Award Korea. Having gone through a complete rennovation in last August, Daegu CVB’s web-site became one of the Daegu MICE Tour Promotion Center’s software tool to gather feedback from the event hosts and Continue Reading . . .

‘Go Korea’ smart phone APP launched with Competition

Feed your smart phone APP-etite with our brand new ‘Go Korea’ application. The London office of the Korea Tourism Organisation has specifically designed and developed this technology to cater for the needs of the UK consumer travel market whether you are a student wishing to explore the amazing culture and history, a holidaymaker seeking something different, an event organiser or Continue Reading . . .

[MICE of the Month] 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference

Organized by the IEEE, the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology, sponsored by Nuclear Plasma Science Society and ran by The Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine, 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference will be held under the theme; “Beyond Imagination of Future Science” from October 27th until November 2nd at Seoul COEX. The conference Continue Reading . . .

KTO to pursue Philippine incentives

nicolekim@mail.knto.or.kr More so than meetings, conventions and exhibitions, the Philippines shows more promise for corporate incentive travel market per market research with robust Philippine economy and the stronger buying power of the middle class. Accordingly, the Korean Tourism Organization here under KTO has turned its interest on steady and fast-growing corporate incentive travels. Incentive arrivals from the Philippines today are Continue Reading . . .

‘Truly enlightening’ – Korea’s Temple Stay program is looking for supporters

With Korea’s Buddhism foundation set to bring their teachings to the Korea Tourism Organisation’s WTM 2013 stand, this part of Korean culture is stretching out to an international market.   Many travellers are looking for more than the average trip during their vacation these days. It isn’t enough to just go to a place and see the sights; the visitor Continue Reading . . .

China Links Travel creates Korea Product

With four, seven and eleven day tours in Korea, China Links Travel are offering clients the opportunity to see the very best of Korea with their NEW products. With prices starting from £599 China Links are well placed to enjoy the growing popularity of our destination. The four-day product offers a short stopover in the Korea capital Seoul, with a Continue Reading . . .