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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 ( 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...

Enjoy spring sledding
May 04, 2011
Yongpyong Ski Resort in Gangwon Province will open a sledding hill from May 5 to 8 for special occasions and for families to enjoy their spring holidays. (Photo: Yonhap News)By Jessica Seoyoung Staff Writer

Star of Korean Tourism 2011
May 03, 2011
Star of Korean Tourism 2011, an online voting forum for awards in promoting Korean tourism,  opened on April 29.The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism accepted a total of 10,307 candidates in 12 sections.  The candidates were screened by tourism experts, and those ...


Ulleungdo, Dokdo, added to ecotourism list
Apr 22, 2011
Ulleungdo and Dokdo, Korea’s two easternmost islands, have been added to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Environment’s top ten list of ecotourism sites.Ulleung County reported on April 18 that the Korean government added the two islands to the list...