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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 . . .

‘Visit Korea’ v3.0 App for Travellers’ just got better!

Korean Tourism’s App ‘Visit Korea’ v3.0 is now available. The newly upgraded app has  a new design, a more user-friendly interface and loads of features! These include extended location based services, bookmark function, improved search functions, and now optimized for tablets. Unlike version 2.0, which mainly focused on the accessibility of Korea tourism information on the mobile format, version 3.0 was reorganized Continue Reading . . .

BA to go daily to Seoul in 2014

BA recently announced that their summer 2014 schedule, which starts from March 30, 2014, will see the airline increase their London Heathrow to Seoul Incheon route from six services a week to daily.   This expansion reflects the continued interest of Korea as a cultural tourist destination with numerous UNESCO world heritages and a place to revitalize your health and Continue Reading . . .

Hangeul Exhibition at Incheon Int’l Airport until Sept 30

A Hangeul-themed special exhibition called “Hangeul, Color the World” is currently being held at the Korean Traditional Craft Exhibition Hall located inside Incheon International Airport. The exhibition started on September 25 and will run until September 30, 2013.  The exhibit aims to showcase the excellence and originality of Hangeul in celebration of the upcoming Hangeul Day. On display is the Hunminjeongeum Haeryebon, a Continue Reading . . .

New Gyeognam CVB accelerates promotions drive with new events

The Gyeongnam Convention & Visitors Bureau (GNCVB), established back in 2012, has stepped up efforts to brandish the South Korean province’s industry-hub status and scenic landscapes in order to attract more visitors from Asia-Pacific region. According to the GNCVB marketing manager, bureau will focus its marketing efforts primarily on Asian countries for now whilst Japan, China and Singapore are the Continue Reading . . .