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Lotte Hotel Moscow awarded ‘Best City Hotel in Russia’ Lotte Hotel Moscow has been awarded for “Best City Hotel in Russia” for three consecutive years by the luxury travel magazine Conde Nast Tra...

Updated : 2015.03.27 19:12

[Markets & Merchants] Bindaetteok and beyond at Gwangjang Market

Although Dongdaemun and Namdaemun tend to dominate many lists of “must-see markets” in Seoul, small-scale markets that are equally full of history and character are scattered across the city. This i...

Updated : 2015.03.23 18:43

Accor bets on Korea’s tourism growth

South Korea may soon join the ranks of the world’s top tourism destinations such as Thailand, if it continues to achieve double-digit growth in the number of inbound travelers over the next five year...

Updated : 2015.03.12 19:19

[Markets & Merchants] A taste of the sea at Noryangjin fish market

Although Dongdaemun and Namdaemun tend to dominate many lists of “must-see markets” in Seoul, small-scale markets that are equally full of history and character are scattered across the city. This i...

Updated : 2015.03.09 18:50

Pristine and powerful, Antarctica is alive ― and enlivening

BROWN BLUFF, Antarctica ― Go ahead. Tell people you’re traveling to Antarctica and wait for the responses: “Wait, what? Did you say Antarctica?” “Be sure to get a selfie with a polar bear, OK?” ...

Updated : 2015.02.27 19:57

[Markets & Merchants] Tongin Market reinvents itself with old-fashioned street food

Although the Dongdaemun and Namdaemun markets tend to dominate many lists of “must-see markets” in Seoul, small-scale markets that are equally full of history and character are scattered across the ...

Updated : 2015.02.23 19:24

[Graphic News] Chinese toruists strong buying force in Korea

With Lunar New Year just around the corner, Korea is preparing for another influx of Chinese travelers over the holiday. The Korea Tourism Organization projects the number of Chinese arrivals in 2015 ...

Updated : 2015.02.16 19:26

Hotels woo locals with lavish weddings and parties

Under dazzling chandeliers, models in wedding gowns walked down the aisle decorated with spring-inspired flower arrangements, as Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas marked the reopening of its grand b...

Updated : 2015.02.15 18:19

[Weekender] Record number of Chinese tourists to visit Korea

As Koreans empty the usually bustling streets of Seoul, spending the Lunar New Year holiday with parents and relatives, their travel-loving neighbors from China will surge in.This year, an unprecedent...

Updated : 2015.02.13 19:24

Dragon of the future hatches in Sejong City

Parking was a nonissue at Administrative Complex Sejong, the heart of Korea’s newest city, with 17 mostly empty parking lots. The only sign of life was a pair of guards patrolling the fence of the Mi...

Updated : 2015.02.13 18:52

Budget hotels spring up in Korea

Korea’s hotel scene is welcoming a new breed of players. Offering no-frills rooms and basic guest services at a relatively affordable price, budget hotels are springing up in Seoul’s tourist-heavy n...

Updated : 2015.02.08 19:38

Basking under aurora-canvased winter skies of Finland

HELSINKI/LAPLAND, Finland ― It is a nearly indescribable feeling to head off on a winter holiday and, within a split second of stepping outside the airport, come to fully grasp the concept of the phr...

Updated : 2015.02.06 20:28

Around the Hotels

Around the HotelsLunar New Year packageat JW Marriott Hotel SeoulJW Marriott Hotel Seoul will be presenting the JW Signature Mix n Match Package from Feb. 13 to 22. The package includes a one-night st...

Updated : 2015.02.06 20:22

Behind tourism boom, a growing mismatch

 This is the first in a series of articles on Korea’s hospitality industry. The second will appear next week. ― Ed. Korean tourism is booming, with Chinese visitors flooding the streets of Seoul, l...

Updated : 2015.02.01 20:44

Lively music and spa at night on Jeju

SEOGWIPO, Jeju Province ― Nighttime on Jejudo Island can be quite boring for tourists. After the beautiful sunset, the breathtaking views of the pristine landscapes are shrouded in darkness. At Kensi...

Updated : 2015.01.30 21:19