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19th Session of the General Assembly of the UNWTO in Gy...
Oct 04, 2011
The 19th Session of the General Assembly of the UNWTO will be held from October 8 to 14 in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbukdo (North Gyeongsang Province). Around 900 ministers, scholars, and important figures related to tourism from 154 nations are expected to attend the event. The asse...

Foreign tourists visiting Jeju Island on cruise ships o...
Sep 02, 2011
There is an increasing number of foreign tourists visiting Jeju Isand on international cruises. On March 18, the cruise ship Bahamas arrived on Jeju Island carrying 966 tourists, and by August 22, a total of 55 international cruise ships had arrived on Jeju Island, carrying more ...

Yeong Dong Grape Festival
Sep 01, 2011
Foreigners have fun at the Yeong Dong Grape Festival which was held in Chungcheongbuk-do on August 28 (Photo: Yonhap News).By Oh Jun KyungKorea.net Staff Writer

Jeju Island receives over half a million overseas visit...
Aug 26, 2011
According to the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, 529,000 foreign tourists visited Jeju Island from January to August 16 of this year. The number has increased 13.1% compared to last year. Many foreign tourists visited Jeju Isand in August due to promotions targeted towards ...

Korean traditional medicine popular among Japanese tour...
Aug 19, 2011
Increasing numbers of Japanese tourists are coming to Korea for traditional medical treatments, such as facials, diet, spine and joint treatments. According to the Korea Tourism Organization, a total of 6246 Japanese tourists visited Korea for traditional treatments between Janua...

International tourists to Jeju Island reach record numb...
Aug 04, 2011
More than 120,000 foreign tourists visited Jeju Island in July, the most ever to visit in a single month. A total of 121,877 foreign tourists visited Juju Island in July, a 54.4 percent increase compared to the same time last year. From January to July, a total of 461,694 oversea...

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Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism develops ecolog...
Jul 29, 2011
One of the construction sites at Nakdong RiverThe Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism arranged tours of reservoirs along four of Korea’s major rivers from July 20 to 24 members of the Tourism Sciences Society of Korea, Korean Tourism Organization and reporters.The Four Major ...

Group performance with sardines
Jul 27, 2011
A diver showcases a group of sardines at Coex Aquarium in southern Seoul. The aquarium is running a special event to attract visitors from July 23 to Aug. 21. (Yonhap News)By Yoon SojungKorea.net Staff Writer

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...