Tag: South Korea

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A digital traveller’s guide to Seoul, South Korea

This video provides a digital traveller’s guide to one of the world’s most connected cities in the world, Soeul in South Korea. Source: CNN

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South Korea welcomes 88,917 visitors from India

South Korea welcomed 88,917 visitors from India by the end of July 2016, an increase of 47.9% relative to the same period of the previous year. The persistent efforts made by the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO), New Delhi office can be accredited for the positive growth. The tourism board’s effort on educating the travel trade […]

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Vacation guide to the South Korean city of Sokcho

Sokcho is a city in the Gangwon-do province of South Korea, which is located in the far northeast of Gangwon-do. The city attracts many national and international tourists, with the beach of Sokcho having a good reputation that is open all year round with the summer months being the most popular. Source: Expedia

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Vienna reports a growth in tourism arrivals in the capital

The Austrian capital, Vienna, has registered 6.3 million visitor overnight stays between January and June – an increase of 5.4% for the same period the previous year. According to the data released by the Vienna Tourist Board, the capital’s top five source markets in the first half of 2015 were Germany with 1,283,000 bed nights […]

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Manchester United partners with a prominent casino resort in Asia

England’s most successful club in the Premier League era, Manchester United, has signed a partnership with Donaco International Limited, a prominent casino resort company in Asia. Donaco International Limited, which was founded in 2002, operates leisure and entertainment businesses across the Asia Pacific region, namely the Star Vegas Resort & Club in Cambodia and the […]

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South Korea hosts FAM trip for Indian corporates

Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) hosted a FAM trip for 6 Indian corporates. They visited Seoul, which is among the top 4 best MICE city in the world (as per UIA rankings 2014). The aim of the trip was to demonstrate the MICE products and those, the city has to offer. Byungsun Lee, Director of KTO in […]

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South Korea’s cruise tourists rises to 1 million, sets new record

Cruiser tourists visiting South Korea has hit a new record of 1 million people a year. The main reason for the sharp increase is that some Chinese cruise companies chose Korean ports for their destinations, such as Jeju Port, Busan Port, and Incheon Port, because of the deterioration of the relationship between China and Japan. […]

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Visa-on-arrival facility for South Koreans visiting India

The Indian Government is now allowing tourist visa-on-arrival facility with a maximum validity of 30 days for South Korean citizens. The External Affairs Ministry announced that these will be offered at the airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Thiruvanthapuram and Kochi and will be priced at U.S. $60. The facility of obtaining a […]

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South Korea approves foreign-owned casino

South Korea is going ahead with the construction of its first foreign-owned casino resort to attract more tourists from China, and increase its tourism revenue. “Korea is the optimal location to draw Chinese bettors,” said Song Hak Jun, Professor,Hotel and Convention Management Department, Pai Chai University. “Everyone’s competing to absorb China’s outbound tourist demand. Having […]

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Japan, South Korea compete to attract ASEAN travellers

Both Japan and South Korea are in a competitive race to attract tourists from Southeast Asia. On one hand Japan is showcasing its pop culture, accelerating towards the “Cool Japan” initiative and easing their visa requirements for tourists. On the other hand South Korea is steps ahead than Japan in drawing booming numbers of middle-class […]

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