DESTINATION/ South Korea – The Festival of Culture

Home to remarkable culture as well as one of the new seven wonders of nature – South Korea is a small country rich in fascinating attractions. Despite that, the tourism numbers went down last year. Explore the modern country with over 5000 years of history.



Top 5 Things to Do on Your Korean Holiday

Gary Diskin

South Korea is one of the most intriguing nations in the world that have managed to embrace modern technology as well as rich traditions and preserve its history. Visitors have myriads of opportunities to make their Korean holiday memorable no matter if they are tempted by the remarkable wilderness or stunning cities. The country has it all. Seoul – The Urban Jungle With 10 million people, Seoul is the biggest metropolis in South Korea, exceeding even London, Berlin and New York. For those ...
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Tourism Industry Struggling but New Strategy on the Way

Bill Alen

The data show that 2015 was not the best year for the South Korean tourism industry, with the MERS outbreak forcing a lot of travelers to stay away. To make matters worse, the Asian region saw a clear shift in incoming tourism as Japan welcomed more international travelers due to a simplistic visa system and a great exchange rate on the yen. As a result, the number of international visitors to the country saw a 6.8% on-year decline down to 13.23 million. This was the first decline in 12 years...

Incentive Travel Programs Focus on Winter Sports and Movies

Tomas Haupt

South Korean MICE tourism, especially the incentive travel sector, has been growing over the last years positively affecting the country’s tourism industry, according to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). Thanks to the advanced technology as well as vibrant culture, South Korea has become one of the most popular Asian destinations for incentive tours. A number of major companies from the neighboring nations boosted the Korean MICE market last year and this year the trend is expected to conti...

Demilitarized Zone Turned to Ecotourism Haven

Andrew J. Wein

Cheorwon, 88 kilometers away from Seoul, is a northeast border county not frequently visited by domestic or foreign tourists thanks to the prevailing tensions between the North and South Koreas. However, South Korea has been taking steps to create a niche of its own and create an ecotourism haven right there where no one dares to come. In May 2016, the Cheorwon county authorities together with environment and national defense ministries opened an ecotourism park along the southern part of the...