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The Crane tour in CheorwonKorea Tourism Organization provides tourists with a special opportunity to explore cranes in Cherwon, Gangwon Province, from Jan.18 to Feb.29. Crane, designated as Natural Mo...

Updated : 2016.02.05 13:04

Seoul city revamping travel information website

The Seoul metropolitan government said Thursday it will soon revamp its official travel website and include more travel information for visitors' convenience. It said the city's website, currently in its beta version, will begin trial service within this month after overhauling it with mo...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:00

Major tourist hot spots in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, crowned as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is home to some of the finest spectacles of natural beauty known to mankind. An island considered to be en route to paradise, surrounded by both th...

Updated : 2016.02.03 19:53

New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay is prime dining, drinking destination

(TNS) When you walk down the street in the center of Napier, a coastal town in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay, a wine-producing region, you nearly expect to spot Greta Garbo, in full flapper regalia, cr...

Updated : 2016.01.29 15:49

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Romantic getaway at Hyatt Regency Jeju Hyatt Regency Jeju is launching the “Romance Package, Love in Paris” event for couples looking to get visit Jeju-do Island to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Av...

Updated : 2016.01.29 15:28

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The 2016 World Eco-Friendly Design Exhibition  South Jeolla Province will host the 2016 World Eco-Friendly Design Exhibition at Naju Agricultural Research Center on May 5-29. The exhibition is expect...

Updated : 2016.01.29 15:15

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Dogye Station, a Steam LocomotiveKORAIL announced that the country’s sole switchback train will operate between Dogye Station in Samcheok, Gangwon Province, and High 1 Choochoo Park, the only mountai...

Updated : 2016.01.22 15:22

Korea aims to attract 8 million Chinese tourists

BEIJING (Yonhap) -- Korea is exempting visa fees for Chinese group travelers and will add six new air routes between the two nations with the aim of attracting 8 million Chinese tourists this year, officials said Wednesday.  Culture Minister Kim Jong-deok announced the plan in Beijing as ...

Updated : 2016.01.20 15:23

Korea aims to attract 8 million Chinese tourists this year

South Korea is exempting visa fees for Chinese group travelers and will add six new air routes between the two nations with the aim of attracting 8 million Chinese tourists this year, officials said Wednesday. South Korea's Culture Minister Kim Jong-deok announced the plan in Beijing as he...

Updated : 2016.01.20 11:43

Korea lags behind Japan in attracting tourists in 2015

Korea‘s tourism industry suffered a severe blow from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak last year, but Japan enjoyed a huge influx of travelers thanks to the cheap yen and easier visas, data showed Tuesday.  The number of foreign travelers to South Korea slipped in 2015...

Updated : 2016.01.19 17:42

[Weekender] Korea’s urban regeneration projects

Instead of tearing down buildings and starting anew, regions across Korea have given neglected areas a new purpose for public use. Here are eight urban renewal projects that aim to transform rural, r...

Updated : 2016.01.15 18:10

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 Grand Hilton Seoul offers bridal shower  Brides-to-be can prepare for their big day in style at the Grand Hilton Seoul. The “Bridal Shower Package” features a one-night stay in a four-bedroom un...

Updated : 2016.01.15 16:10

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Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival Hwacheon in Gangwon Province, known for its rivers, lake trout, and natural scenery, is holding the “Sancheoneo (mountain trout) Ice Festival” this month.  The fes...

Updated : 2016.01.15 15:13

L7 lifestyle hotel to operate as ‘non-Lotte brand’: CEO

Lotte Hotels & Resorts’ new concept lifestyle hotel L7 Myeongdong seeks to promote itself as “hip, fun and trendy,” targeting mostly young female tourists in their 20s and 30s. Hotel Lotte CEO Song...

Updated : 2016.01.12 07:39

Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul, urban oasis in the heart of city

Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul, urban oasis in the heart of city Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul is an award-winning urban resort located in the heart of South Korea’s capital. Overlooking the lush gre...

Updated : 2015.12.29 10:01