Korea tourism industry strives to bounce back from MERS slump

Despite July customarily being one of Seoul’s busiest holiday months, on a bright sunny Monday afternoon the city’s largest palace and tourist hot spot, Gyeongbukgung Palace, was virtually devoid of international tourists.Myeong...

Ancient Baekje historic areas named a UNESCO world heritage site

Eight ancient Baekje historic areas were collectively named as a UNESCO World Heritage site Saturday, becoming Korea’s 12th item on the much-coveted World Heritage list. It joins the ranks of the volcanic island of Jeju, Seoul’s...

Award-winning U.S. video series spotlights ‘hansik’

Every year for the past decade, the Culinary Institute of America -- one of the U.S.’ most prominent professional cooking schools -- releases a video series that teaches chefs, food experts and other industry insiders about a reg...

Around the Hotels

Summer bargains at Lotte Hotel BusanLotte Hotel Busan is offering a series of bargain summer promotions from July 1-Aug. 31. The “Summer” package, which is limited to 10 rooms per day, allows visitors to stay in the deluxe room ...