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Oriental medicine tour gains popularity among overseas ...
Jul 05, 2011
Thanks to the Korean drama Daejanggeum, more and more overseas tourists have come to Korea to experience Korean medicine, aiding government efforts to promote the tradition.A program where tourists can experience traditional oriental medicine at Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul w...

15,000 Chinese tourists expected to visit Jeju Island
Jun 24, 2011
Jeju Island expects more than 15,000 Chinese tourists to visit over the course of the next year to see the island’s famous sites, like Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak) and enjoy cultural activities.The city of Jeju is working to improve transportation and medical services for v...

Walking tour contest for university students and foreig...
Jun 22, 2011
The city of Seoul is holding a walking tour contest as part of 2010-2012 Visit Korea Year celebrations.The contest asks university students and foreigners to work together to create walking tours of the city in teams of four. For the first phase, the teams will submit storyboards...

Eight must-see June attractions
Jun 15, 2011
The Korea Tourism Organization recently selected eight tourism sites for June: The Upo Wetlands in South Gyeongsang Province, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in Gyeonggi Province, Jongno in Seoul, Namsan in Gyeongju and Andong in North Gyeongsang Province, Jeonju in North Jeolla Province...

Medical tourism to Korea gains popularity
Jun 02, 2011
Since 2009, the Korean government was worked to promote medical tourism overseas as a new reason to come to Korea, resulting in almost 90,000 visitors this year.  Hailing from Japan, China, Russia and even further afield, the government expects the number of tourists who com...

Jeju offers interpretation services for tourists
Jun 02, 2011
Jeju Province is now offering translation and interpretion services via smartphones and its website (http://jeju.go.kr). The island province announced on May 29 that it launched the “Jeju Tourism Interpreting Secretary” on May 27, in English, Chinese and Japanese. The Secretary h...

Travel the World over just 4 days at the Korea World Tr...
Jun 02, 2011
(Photos courtesy of the KOTFA 2011 Secretariat)From June 2 to 5, the Korea World Travel Fair (KOFTA) will take place at Coex Convention Center, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korea Tourism Organization and the Visit Korea Committee. Since 1...

Mt. Jiri attracts visitors
May 27, 2011
Tourists and photographers busy capturing the beauty of late spring on Baraebong Peak, Korea’s largest royal azalea colony, on Jiri Mountain on May 24.Jirisan National Park is one of the popular tourist attractions in Korea, receiving a three stars rating in the Michelin Green Gu...

Five must-visit places for family travelers in May
May 12, 2011
May is among the most beautiful times of the year in Korea. The lovely weather is perfect for friends, families and couples to head out for a weekend getaway, and the Korea Tourism Organization has stepped in to help people choose the best trip with their list of the top five May...

Jeju Island recruits foreign student ambassadors
May 06, 2011
Photo courtesy of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province)A welcoming ceremony was held for “student ambassadors” on May 6 at Jeju Welcome Center.Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Jeju Tourism Organization have recruited international students studying on the island to ac...