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New SR railway company to launch super rapid trains

On a small peninsula just over 100,000 square kilometers in area, Korea’s vastly extensive railways have made domestic flying a virtually unnecessary expense and hassle.  Since 2005, the country’s ...

Updated : 2016.12.05 18:02

Busan, magnet for MICE industry

BUSAN -- Korea’s second-largest city and a major maritime hub, Busan is harnessing its capacities for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, known as the MICE industry. Scores of conventi...

Updated : 2016.12.04 16:54

[Travel Bits] Upcoming festivals, travel news

Everland Romantic IlluminationsEverland’s Romantic Illumination festival is continuing its celebrations until March 1 with beautiful and enchanting illuminations for a romantic and memorable holiday ...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:53

Christmas destinations that even Scrooge would love

If this is the year that you decide you’ve had it with untangling Christmas lights, fighting mall crowds to find that “must-have” action figure or video game, and fighting over whose turn it is to ...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:50

Busan recognized as top incentive tourism destination

As Korea’s second-largest city, Busan boasts a wide array of unique cultural experiences, from hosting the largest international film festival in Asia to offering fresh local seafood. However, in add...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:28

How to see Chichen Itza without the crowds

Sounds of the jungle were as thick as the humidity. Birds chirped and trilled. A deep hoot added a bass note. An almost mechanical staccato clicking joined in. I was following a Mayan guide, Juan Gual...

Updated : 2016.11.25 13:18

[Travel Bits] Upcoming festivals, travel news

Lotte World Christmas MiracleLotte World is gearing up to play host to its annual Christmas Festival every day until Dec. 27. This year’s festival will tackle the theme of “A White Christmas,” allo...

Updated : 2016.11.25 13:15

Korea introduces 'premium' express bus for long-distance trips

South Korea on Friday launched a new premium express bus service with nearly flat seats that will provide long distance travelers with first-class comfort and experience.The new premium bus has 21 passenger seats, instead of 28 in previous premium models, allowing each seat to recline up t...

Updated : 2016.11.25 09:44

Number of travelers to S. Korea hits record high in Jan-Oct

The number of foreign travelers to South Korea in the first 10 months of this year jumped 33.1 percent from a year ago, breaking the previous record high in 2014, the state-run tourism agency said Monday. A total of 14.59 million foreigners visited the nation in the January-October period,...

Updated : 2016.11.21 14:35

[Travel Bits] Sights to see in Korea

Lotte World Christmas MiracleLotte World is gearing up to play host to its annual Christmas Festival every day until Dec. 27. This year’s festival will tackle the theme of “A White Christmas,” allo...

Updated : 2016.11.18 14:34

Wonderful Waikiki: 5 ideas for millennials, 5 ideas for boomers

HONOLULU — If you consider yourself a traveler rather than a tourist, you might tend to avoid Waikiki Beach. It’s too commercial. Overcrowded. Too much of a South Seas cliche.But if you’ve been the...

Updated : 2016.11.18 14:30

[Weekender] From Grandma’s home to store shelves, Boksoondoga makgeolli goes global

ULSAN -- A recipe for homemade rice wine that started out as one humble grandmother’s hobby is now well on its way to becoming one of the country’s top brands. Architect Kim Min-kyu and mathematicia...

Updated : 2016.11.11 17:00

[Travel Bits] Upcoming festivals, travel news

Bangeo Festival on JejudoThe annual Bangeo Festival returns to Moseulpo Port this month. This popular festival is held every year in November on the southern island of Jejudo. It celebrates the yellow...

Updated : 2016.11.11 14:11

Flee crowded San Francisco for the serenity of Point Reyes

POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, California -- You’re in San Francisco and need a break from clanging cable cars and overpriced hotels? Break for the beach. Point Reyes is an hour and a world away.Befo...

Updated : 2016.11.11 13:12

[Travel Bits] Upcoming festivals, travel news

Gunsan, Seocheon Migratory Bird FestivalThe annual Gunsan and Seocheon Migratory Bird Festival will take place from Nov. 18 to 20. The festival will be held throughout the Geumgang River Migratory Bir...

Updated : 2016.11.04 14:42