Travel News

Korea ranked 5th in the world for meetings

The latest figures from the Union of International Associations ranks Korea 5th in world for international meetings with a total of 563 events held in 2012. Korea’s capital Seoul came 5th in the city rankings, beating many other more established cities in this market. To continue to grow the MICE market the Korea Tourism Organisation will be exhibiting at the Continue Reading . . .

The Korea Tourist Organisation to exhibit at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, July 9 – 14, 2013

Following last year’s Gold Medal success at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for Korea’s De-Militarised Zone (DMZ) Garden, the Korea Tourism Organisation will be taking a stand at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to promote garden tours to Korea and the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo. (http://eng.2013expo.or.ke) The Expo is sanctioned by the Association of International Horticultural Producers (AIPH) Continue Reading . . .

Combine a homestay in Korea with Korean language classes

The Korea Tourism organisation has launched a trip to Korea combining a homestay (with a Korean family) and a course learning Korean in conjunction with Kyung Hee University. Called the “Fun Korea Lesson Trip”, it is priced at 600,000KRW (approx £340) excluding flights, for six nights including breakfast. Also included is a choice of a Korean cookery lesson or a Continue Reading . . .

Korea uses bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and a TV campaign to celebrate 130 Years of friendship with the UK

The Korea Tourism Organisation has embarked on an extensive advertising campaign to celebrate 130 years of diplomatic relations with the UK. A section of the lights at Piccadilly Circus in London are showing an animated sequence promoting tourism to Korea under the slogan “Recharge Your Energy” and celebrating the coming together of the two countries. To watch the sequence go Continue Reading . . .

2013 Korea MICE Expo to be Held from 26-27 June at COEX

2013 Korea MICE Expo to be Held from 26-27 June at COEX Continued from last year’s success, 2013 Korea MICE Expo (KME), the largest MICE event in Korea will be held again in Seoul at COEX from 26-27 June, 2013. Hosted by the Korea Tourism Organization and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, KME was established in 2000 Continue Reading . . .

The 20th IFOS World Congress to be Held in Seoul

The 20th IFOS World Congress to be Held in Seoul    The 20th IFOS (International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies) World Congress will be held in Seoul, COEX from June 1 to 5, 2013. The IFOS World Congress is held every four years to support international otologic, rhinologic and head and neck events.  With the support from the Korean Society of Continue Reading . . .

Spring time means Festival time in Korea

If you are travelling to Korea this year plan your visit with one of the major cultural festivals happening around the country and you will find your travels more enjoyable and rewarding. One of the best seasons to travel to Korea for cultural festivals is in spring, with many festivals taking place in April/May so it’s a great time to Continue Reading . . .

The Angioplasty Summit-TCTAP 2013 to Take Place at COEX

The Angioplasty Summit-TCTAP 2013 to Take Place at COEX The Angioplasty Summit-TCTAP 2013 will be held in Seoul from April 23 to 26, 2013 at COEX. It is the educational hub for cardiovascular interventional professionals in the Asia Pacific to gather and review, discuss, and learn the latest clinical investigations, interventional techniques and devices, optimal clinical treatment and practices, and Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization Welcomed MICE Professors from Thailand

Korea Tourism Organization Welcomed MICE Professors from Thailand The renowned MICE professors from the leading Thai universities visited the Korea Tourism Organization yesterday.  As part of the Korea-Thailand MICE Academy Exchange Program, around 30 professors from Thailand came to Korea in a 6-day visit. They visited some of the top universities in Korea such as Ewah Women’s Univeristy and Kyunghe University to discuss MICE academic Continue Reading . . .

MICE Event Participation Survey

Congratulations! We are pleased to announce the winners of our “Lucky Draw Event” from the 2012 Korea Convention Participants Survey!   If you have been selected as a winner, please email us your passport with the receipt form by 29th of March, 2013. Once we receive the forms, we will send you the prize listed below.  If we do not receive the documents by Continue Reading . . .