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Star of Korean Tourism 2011 Awards
Jul 22, 2011
The Korea Tourism Organization and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism have selected a variety of interesting travel attractions and organizations which contributed to the promotion of tourism in Korea. The Star of Korean Tourism awards are divided into 12 categories, inc...

UNWTO General Assembly 80 days away
Jul 20, 2011
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism hosted a street event near  Cheonggye Stream to wish for the successful hosting of the 19th Session of the General Assembly of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which will be held in Gyeongju from October 8 to 14.A...

PyeongChang seeking to become tourism hub
Jul 18, 2011
Still relatively unknown both here and abroad, PyeongChang, the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics, is hoping to be much more than just a ski resort.As home to some of the most scenic nature and comprehensive leisure facilities in the nation, PyeongChang is hoping duplicate the suc...

Specialists to promote Jeju Island
Jul 08, 2011
More than 70 specialists in the fields of culture, art, tourism, media and sports participated in the Cultural Partnership Initiative program from June 29 to July 1, run by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Korea and the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) to...

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...