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[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

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Icheon Ceramic FestivalIcheon Ceramic Festival introduces visitors to celadon, white porcelain, buncheongware and other premium Korean ceramics along with various hands-on programs.This includes uncov...

Updated : 2017.05.05 14:35

Number of visitors to seaweed expo tops 600,000

WANDO -- The number of visitors to an international seaweed expo under way on this southwestern island exceeded its target of 600,000 on Tuesday, organizers said.The second Wando Seaweeds Expo receive...

Updated : 2017.05.02 14:47

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Gwangju Royal Ceramic Fest The Gwangju Royal Ceramic Festival is held annually in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, where royal ceramic ware was first created during the Joseon era. Launched in 1998, the fe...

Updated : 2017.04.28 17:48

[Around the Hotels] Promotions and packages

Children’s package at Westin Chosun SeoulThe Westin Chosun Seoul is offering a children’s package from May 2 to May 6 filled with exciting activities. The Playground Package offers accommodation in ...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:24

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Gwangju Royal Ceramic FestGwangju Royal Ceramic Festival is held annually in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, where royal ceramic ware was first created during the Joseon period. Launched in 1998, the fest...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:10

Hilton Busan, opening July, wants to offer secluded getaway

A new Hilton hotel, along with a small village of boutique shops, is currently undergoing construction on a secluded block of land jutting out into the sea in Gijang County.The location is just north ...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:06

New ‘art-tainment’ attraction opens in Incheon

Take yourself down to Paradise City -- as the great Axl Rose once said -- and you will find more than green grass and pretty girls; you’ll stumble upon a giant yellow pumpkin in the lobby.It is a scu...

Updated : 2017.04.21 14:59

[Weekender] Travel Bits

Gwangju Royal Ceramic Fest Gwangju Royal Ceramic Festival is held annually in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, where royal ceramic ware was first created during the Joseon period. Launched in 1998, the fes...

Updated : 2017.04.14 17:12

THAAD fallout may halve number of inbound Chinese tourists

The icy relationship between Seoul and Beijing over the deployment of an advanced US missile defense system in Korea may end up cutting the number of Chinese tourists here by half, a state-run tourism body said Wednesday.Last month, China reportedly issued an order to major travel agencies...

Updated : 2017.04.12 16:53