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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

Tongin Market reinvents itself with old-fashioned street food

Tongin Market in downtown Seoul was originally established in 1941 during Japan’s colonial rule of Korea, after food vendors began springing up in the then-growing neighborhood of Tongin-dong.Over th...

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

In China, the California name and connection are golden

BEIJING ― Thousands of Beijingers wake up every day in Yosemite in Northern California. Hordes more have moved to Palm Springs, not to mention Orange County and Silver Lake. They shop at UCLA and go ...

Updated : 2015.01.30 21:18

Dubai overtakes Heathrow as top international airport

DUBAI (AFP) -- Dubai International has soared past London’s Heathrow to become the world’s top airport for international travel, riding a boom in long-haul flights between Asia and the West. Traffic at the airport for passengers flying outside Dubai surged to 69.9 million, overtaking Hea...

Updated : 2015.01.30 21:16

Trout fishing reigns supreme at Hwacheon festival

HWACHEON, Gangwon Province ― Every morning in January, a pilgrimage of cars and tourist buses traces the winding routes through the snowy mountains of Gangwon Province. An early morning start is the ...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:24

Fish supply is secret to festival’s success

Although the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival runs for 23 days in January, preparations are made virtually all year round, with nearby fish farms raising nearly 130 tons of sancheoneo fish. “There ha...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:22