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Samsung and Mexico's Yucatan to promote tourism

Samsung Electronics Co. signed a business pact with the tourism board of Mexico's Yucatan state to implement a project that will utilize the South Korean electronics giant's virtual reality technologies to help develop the Mexican state's tourism industry, the Mexican unit of Samsung said ...

Updated : 2016.08.23 13:54

[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news from around the world

Water splash parade at Everland  Everland is paying tribute to the days of summer this year as the amusement park and resort play host to the Summer Splash and Fantastic Summer Night festival. The fe...

Updated : 2016.08.19 17:20

Largest-ever incentive tour group from Japan due in S. Korea

Over 10,000 employees of a major Japanese funeral service company will visit South Korea between this fall and next spring, the state-run Korea Tourism Organization said Wednesday.The unprecedented group of Japanese visitors will arrive in Seoul and Busan in a period spanning six months st...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:24

Chinese video site promotes tourism attractions in Korea

Major Chinese video site Youku will air a travel show introducing hot tourism spots in South Korea, featuring top celebrities from the two nations, the state-run Korea Tourism Organization said Wednesday. Liai, a top Chinese model and MC, visited major sightseeing sites here from July 25-2...

Updated : 2016.08.16 11:24

Nestled in greenery, Suncheon offers look into the past

History still breathes in Sucheon.Located in South Jeolla Province, the mid-size city of nearly 280,000 residents boasts well-preserved traces of the Joseon era, a period when it served as one of the ...

Updated : 2016.08.12 10:51

[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news from around the world

 Water splash parade at EverlandEverland is paying tribute to the days of summer this year as the amusement park and resort play host to the Summer Splash and Fantastic Summer Night festival. The fes...

Updated : 2016.08.12 10:27

Shilla Jeju presents ‘adults only’ swimming pool

After a large number of requests from hotel guests to establish an adults-only pool area, the Shilla Jeju luxury resort has done just that.Earlier this June, the hotel established its new outdoor “ad...

Updated : 2016.08.12 10:23

[Around the hotels] Round up of hotel events and news

Juice It Up Gangnam Set at Park Hyatt SeoulTo help guests reenergize in the midst of peak summer heat, Park Hyatt Seoul is presenting the Juice It Up Gangnam Set promotion at the hotel restaurant The ...

Updated : 2016.08.12 10:13

Feeling the heat: public saunas cool again in Finland

HELSINKI (AFP) - Is stripping down and getting sweaty with strangers your kind of thing? In Finland, despite an astounding 2 million private saunas, the hottest trend sweeping the sweat tank loving co...

Updated : 2016.08.11 16:28

War tourism in Afghanistan: adventure or reckless hedonism?

KABUL (AFP) -- Thousands of people are fleeing the conflict roiling Afghanistan, but American backpacker John Milton recently made the reverse journey to the war-ravaged country -- for a holiday.Armed...

Updated : 2016.08.08 17:23

[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news from around the world

Nighttime walk in JeonjuOne of the country’s most traditional cities, Jeonju is gearing up to host its first “Walk in Jeonju (Heritage Night and Heritage Story)” nighttime sightseeing and walking t...

Updated : 2016.07.29 14:57

Pyeongchang’s Yongpyong Resort has all one’s summer needs

Although it is located in the country’s mecca of winter sports, the iconic Yongpyong Resort is pulling out all the stops celebrating the summer season. Opened in 1975, the resort located at the foot ...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:15

[Around the hotels] Round up of hotel events and news

Taste of Peru at Grand Hyatt SeoulHosted by Grand Hyatt Seoul, a special Peru Food Festival promotion will take place at the hotel’s buffet restaurant The Terrace from July 29 to Aug. 11. In collabor...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:10

Bermuda’s gentle beauty, easygoing lifestyle makes being shipwrecked enticing

HAMILTON, Bermuda — This small island — only 55 square kilometers in size and 1,000 kilometers off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina — gave the world its eponymous shorts (still used as pa...

Updated : 2016.07.29 13:06

Dip in Trevi Fountain costs tourists

ROME (AFP) - Cooling off with a midnight dip in Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain may sound like a dream “Roman Holiday,” but an Italian police crackdown has landed a series of splash-happy tourists with fat fines.Police said Monday two young Californians were ordered this weekend to pay a 4...

Updated : 2016.07.26 13:47