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Webtoon Giveaway Event!

To celebrate the release of our Imagine Your Korea webtoon, we’ve got ten goodie bags full of Korean souvenirs to give away! To be in with a chance of winning, simply: Read the prologue and first episode of the webtoon Head to our social media channels and let us know your favourite character so far! (Facebook • Twitter) Share the webtoon with Continue Reading . . .

[KTO News] Recruiting temporary staff for Ski & Snowboard Festival and WTM London

The Korea Tourism Organization London office is looking for temporary staff to support two upcoming events: the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival and WTM (World Travel Market) London. We are seeking passionate individuals to join us for one or both of these events. The role will require flexibility but mostly you will need to be able to offer excellent customer Continue Reading . . .

[Time Out] Euljiro, Seoul selected as number two in Time Out’s list of 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

The Euljiro neighbourhood of Seoul still smells like fresh ink when you walk through its industrial streets. Made up mostly of printing presses, warehouses and old-school fried chicken eateries, Euljiro has become the latest hotbed of hidden bars and cool cafés. The contrast is most noticeable at night as printers pore over tomorrow’s paper and trendy kids crawl into seemingly Continue Reading . . .

[Independent] BTS UK tour: Who are the K-pop sensations and when are they coming to the UK?

South Korean boy band BTS are currently embarked on a major world tour and are coming to the UK this month. Arguably the best known exponents of K-pop internationally – the genre itself celebrated for its wild visuals, cutting-edge fashion and intricate choreography – BTS are the first Korean act to crack the US Top 40, hitting number eight in August with their track “Idol” and have Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization premieres webtoon showcasing travel to Korea

The London office of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has launched a new webtoon, entitled Imagine Your Korea, to bring audiences fresh insight into travel to Korea in a fun and accessible way. Designed to introduce the wide range of experiences on offer for travellers of all ages in Korea, the webtoon follows four different groups of tourists as they Continue Reading . . .

[Independent] The world’s most popular plane trips

The two ends of the perennially chart-topping link are Seoul’s Gimpo Airport and Jeju Island, which for many Koreans constitutes the most accessible holiday getaway. […] If you like your island to be volcanic with beaches, rather like the Canary Islands, Jeju is a very pleasant place to be. And it is as far south as Crete. Well worth checking out Continue Reading . . .

11 of Korea’s best autumn hiking spots

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Korea: mild weather, festivals galore, and most importantly, stunning foliage. Every year around September, a foliage forecast is released to enable both residents and visitors to plan visits to the nation’s top leaf-peeping spots at the best possible times. However, with a total of 22 national parks on offer in Korea, each with Continue Reading . . .

Korea Tourism Organization launches international marketing campaign starring K-Pop supergroup EXO

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea and the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) have produced 21 new videos designed to promote Korea to a wide range of international tourists. The marketing campaign introduces the country’s unique experiences from the perspective of foreigners by posing viewers with the question, ‘Korea asks you, have you ever…?’ Focusing Continue Reading . . .