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Korail launches city toursKorail, the state-run railway operator, has launched nationwide city tour programs.In partnership with regional administrative governments and the Korea Tourism Organization,...

Updated : 2015.07.31 19:10

Around the Hotels

Beach-themed partyat W Hotel Seoul - WalkerhillW Hotel Seoul – Walkerhill is presenting the “Summer Escape Party,” a resort-themed summer party with music by local DJs, at the hotel’s stylish WooB...

Updated : 2015.07.31 18:59

Get the most out of ‘all-inclusive’ fun at Kensington Jeju Hotel

Exterior view of the Kensington Jeju Hotel in Seogwipo, Jejudo Island. (Kensington Jeju Hotel)Nestled right in the mix of Jejudo Island’s most luxurious resorts -- Lotte, Shilla and the Hyatt -- is t...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:06

Seoul mayor due in Beijing to woo Chinese tourists

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon said Sunday he will visit Beijing in early August to promote South Korea's tourism industry hit by the MERS virus that has claimed 36 lives since May."I will try to help revitalize the tourism industry depressed by MERS and normalize the tourism industry as soon a...

Updated : 2015.07.26 13:20

[Weekender] Korea’s top beaches for a refreshing summer

There’s nothing quite like a sandy beach and open ocean in the summer to wash away the fatigue of everyday stress. With long, stretching coastlines, Korea offers a variety of beaches for midsummer va...

Updated : 2015.07.24 18:23

[Weekender] Backpack or bikini?

The sizzling heat and torrid humidity of summer is also synonymous with the season of rest, relaxation and the thrill of being in the great outdoors.  And whether it’s taking the sweltering heat lik...

Updated : 2015.07.24 18:20

[Weekender] Mountain valleys to check out this summer

With about 70 percent of land in South Korea covered by mountainous regions, hiking is a familiar and accessible pastime for many Koreans.During the summer, Koreans often visit the mountains and spend...

Updated : 2015.07.24 17:59

[Weekender] Night hiking, a respite from summer heat

(123rf) As the summer sun takes its toll on the best of outdoorsman, some are turning to night hiking. Exploring the wilderness in the dark is a whole new experience that simulates all one’s senses,...

Updated : 2015.07.24 17:53

[Travel Bits] Incheon Airport to hold summer concert

 The Incheon International Airport will hold cultural performances to help travelers beat the heat during this summer vacation season. The “Fantastic Summer Concert” will be held from July 28 to A...

Updated : 2015.07.24 16:50

[Travel Bits] Korean Pavilion at Milan Expo attracts 1m visitors

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that the Korean Pavilion at the Milan Expo saw more than 1 million visitors since it opened to the public in May.The ministry in partnership with the K...

Updated : 2015.07.24 16:46

[Travel Bits] Air Busan launches flights to Guam

Air Busan has started offering direct flight services to the tourist island of Guam from Busan, making it the airliner’s 15th international route.The budget airliner will be offering Busan-Guam fligh...

Updated : 2015.07.24 16:42

[Weekender] Refreshing low-cost summer getaways

While South Korea’s Hangang River attracts millions of visitors to its cherry blossom festival in the spring and fireworks display in the fall every year, there are more festivities the river can off...

Updated : 2015.07.10 21:19

Travel bits

Free admission to royal palacesA number of royal palaces and historic sites in Seoul -- the Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung and Deoksugung palaces, Jongmyo Shrine and Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty --...

Updated : 2015.07.10 20:12

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...

Updated : 2015.07.07 18:05

Ambassadors revel in Korea’s bucolic beauties

BONGHWA, ANDONG, North Gyeongsang Province ― A group of foreign envoys traveled to Korea’s countryside last weekend, discovering the country’s unexplored treasures, while taking a break from their ...

Updated : 2015.07.03 18:35