Tag: South Korea

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PSY South Korea ad campaign kicks off

PSY, the South Korean pop sensation and creator of Gangam Style, now appears in a series of six TV ads as part of Korea Tourism Organisation’s bid to promote the country abroad. Each of the 15-second ads focuses on one word the writers hope will become synonymous with Korean culture. For example, banchan is the word for the […]

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Taiwan, South Korea aim for 1 million visitors

Taiwan and South Korea are stepping up efforts to increase the number of tourist arrivals between them to 1 million a year after the figure hit a 10-year high last year, Taiwan’s Tourism body said. The target was set during an annual meeting between the Taiwan Visitors Association and the Korea Association of Travel Agents, […]

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Tourism in South Korea remains unaffected

Despite the growing tension between North Korea and South Korea, the tourist flow to South Korea

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Japan, South Korea collaborate for first ‘Kimchi and Sushi’ tourism project

The ‘Kimchi and Sushi Project’ is a joint venture tourism initiative by the Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO) and Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), where tourists can go to both countries and have a guided tour for the price of one. Through a massive network consisting of four carriers and 13 local travel agencies, the project aims […]

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Korea’s tourism income hits record high in 2012

  South Korea earned the highest income ever from tourism sector last year as the popularity of Korean culture attracted more foreign tourists, according to the data by the Bank of Korea (BOK). Korea’s income coming from foreign tourists’ spending touched a record high of $14.2 billion in 2012, up 13.6 percent from a year […]

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