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[Travel Bits] Sights, festivals around Korea

Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju “Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju,” a program selected by the Cultural Heritage Administration in a competition offers visitors the chance to walk through hundreds of hano...

Updated : 2017.06.23 17:51

M. Eastern tourists spend most in Korea: data

Tourists from Middle Eastern countries spent the most during their visits to South Korea last year, government data showed Wednesday, amid growing demand for beauty and medical tourism. According to a...

Updated : 2017.06.21 11:05

Jeju most searched tourist destination in May: data

The southern resort island of Jeju was the most searched tourist destination by South Koreans in May amid unseasonably hot weather, industry data showed Monday. According to world's leading hotel pric...

Updated : 2017.06.19 16:53

Boracay: Island of beauty and adventure

Under a cluster of pink and white coral reefs, a small orange fish emerged from among a group of sea anemones swinging their tentacles like a curtain designed to hide a magician preparing a spell for ...

Updated : 2017.06.16 10:20

[Herald Interview] South Africa a safe destination for Korean travelers: tourism minister

DURBAN, South Africa -- For most people around the world, Africa remains an exotic land of natural wonders that one hopes to visit one day. However, given the widespread perception that it can be a da...

Updated : 2017.06.13 16:04

South Africa: land of stunning natural wonders, unique cultural blend

DURBAN/CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- South Africa is a faraway land, especially for those on the other side of the world in East Asia. Once there, however, the breathtaking scenery of South Africa instil...

Updated : 2017.06.09 15:36

[Eye] Shooting for the future

Next year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics will have the South Korean men’s hockey national team pitted against the best teams in the world, including top-ranked Canada, Czech Republic and Switzerland....

Updated : 2017.06.09 15:04

Seoul advises tourists to remain cautious following apparent terror attack in London

The South Korean foreign ministry on Sunday advised South Koreans traveling in London to use "caution," a warning that followed an apparent terrorist attack in the British capital.The ministry said no reports of South Korean casualties have been filed so far."The embassy in Britain is chec...

Updated : 2017.06.05 10:15

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Seoul Grand Park Rose Fest Seoul Grand Park Rose Festival is held at Gwacheon Seoul Grand Park from May 27 to June 11. The programs include photo competition, magic show (Saturdays and Sundays), Rose ...

Updated : 2017.06.02 17:30

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival The Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival is being held through the end of May. Visitors can pick their own strawberries at the strawberry farms and participate in a variety of...

Updated : 2017.05.26 16:52

Korea World Travel Fair to kick off next week

The 32nd annual Korea World Travel Fair will be held from June 1-4, demonstrating the latest products and trends related to tours in and out of Korea.The organizing committee of the KOTFA held a press conference Tuesday, and explained that this year’s fair will host 800 tourism firms from...

Updated : 2017.05.23 16:21

Foreign tourists fall 27 pct last month amid THAAD row

The number of foreign tourists to South Korea fell 27 percent in April from a year earlier as demand from China fell dramatically, the country's tourism agency said Monday.    Last month, a total of 1.07 million foreigners visited the country. Chinese travelers plunged 67 percent year-ov...

Updated : 2017.05.22 19:44

S. Korea sees steep fall in Chinese visitors on THAAD spat

The number of Chinese tourists in South Korea more than halved last month from a year earlier, dragged down by China's ban on sales of Korea-bound trips amid a diplomatic row over a U.S. anti-missile system, the state tourism body said Monday.    The tally of Chinese visitors came to 227...

Updated : 2017.05.22 19:43

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival The Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival is being held through the end of May. Visitors can pick their own strawberries at the strawberry farms and participate in a variety of...

Updated : 2017.05.19 11:27

[Eye Plus] Conquering Seoul landmarks with hop-on/off tour buses

Whether it’s basking in history and tradition at one of Seoul’s five palaces, or emptying one’s wallet in some of the city’s most popular shopping districts, Seoul has a handful of tour buses serv...

Updated : 2017.05.12 15:42