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Yeosu’s incentives supporting plan

chee@sk.com Yeosu City government announced that it established incentives supporting plan and put aside 15 million dollars worth in budget to enliven the MICE Industry. Yeosu City government, which enacted an ordinance related to MICE Industry promotion for the first time as a local government, will provide financial support in airfare, meeting room rental charge, tourist places entrance fee, food Continue Reading . . .

Gangwon International Meetings Industry Development Plan

Gangwon Province held a briefing session for its research on “Gangwon International Meetings Industry Development Plan” on 19th December. The plan included designating Pyeongchang City as an international meetings city, training professional manpower for international meetings, strengthening MICE specialized marketing and promotion. The research team pointed out that although Gangwon Province has already set up a convention infrastructure, it has Continue Reading . . .

12 million foreign tourists visited Korea in 2013

The number of foreign tourists who visited Korea has exceeded 12million for the first time. The number of Chinese tourists has also surpassed that of Japanese tourists, which placed Chinese travelers to account for the largest group of foreign tourists that visited Korea in 2013. The number of foreign tourists who visited Korea in one year reached 1 million in Continue Reading . . .

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 . . .