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Tourism hit hard by ferry accident

Local festivals, school trips and ferry tours have been canceled or delayed after the deadly ferry sinking off the southern coast last week, bringing the tourism industry to a grinding halt. Provincia...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:14

Roots of a nation

As sometimes happens on Korean hiking excursions, it proved hard at Mount Moaksan to move beyond the approach and onto the mountain itself. Aside from the usual series of restaurants, serving hearty d...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:47

Strolling through Istanbul neighborhoods

ISTANBUL (AP) ― Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haun...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:44

Finnair allows in-flight use of electronic devices

Finnair passengers may use handheld electronic devices -― smartphones, tablet PCs and e-readers ― during takeoff and landing. The company said on Tuesday that passengers may use handheld devices during all phases of a flight as long as they are kept in flight mode. The company has receiv...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:42

Free shuttle bus to operate from Seoul to Gangwon

Gangwon Province will run free shuttle buses that stop at venues of local festivals from May 2 to January 2015. The bus departs from Donghwa Duty Free shop in Gwanghwamun and makes stops at towns in the province. From May to June, the bus will stop in Inje, Yanggu and Gangneung, venues for...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:41

Around the Hotels

Children’s Day event at Grand Hilton Seoul Grand Hilton Seoul’s buffet restaurant and Atrium Café are holding a special two-day event in celebration of Children’s Day on May 4-5. The restaurants w...

Updated : 2014.04.18 20:34

Korea celebrates Travel Week in May

The first and second weeks of May will be full of travel promotions across Korea. The country will celebrate the 11-day “Travel Week” from May 1, designated by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Tuesday. In cooperation with provincial governments, more than 1,168 restaurants,...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:37

Following Gwangju’s Old Road

While gazing at a signboard at the base of Mount Mudeungsan, a young park ranger approached me and offered to recommend an itinerary. “Interesting in learn English,” he said with an earnest smile. A...

Updated : 2014.04.11 19:56

Pele says Brazil airports a big World Cup concern

SAO PAULO (AP) ― The Brazilian government’s World Cup ambassador Pele says he’s concerned about the country’s outdated airports less than 10 weeks before the tournament begins. Brazil’s greatest football star says it’s worrisome how the country is handling all the visitors for the Wo...

Updated : 2014.04.11 19:55

Provence and French Riviera’s diverse charms

The traditional vacation destinations in the French Riviera and Provence regions boast natural beauty, rich architectural heritage, great food and good wine. The diverse charms of the region enables t...

Updated : 2014.04.11 19:51

Daemyung Resort pioneers trekking programs

Daemyung Resort Jeju is running an Olle Trail trekking program, which consists of a pick-up service, a professional guide and course completion certificates. The program is available until the end of this month. Guests can walk along Olle Trail sections 6, 7 and 20 on Wednesdays and Saturd...

Updated : 2014.04.11 19:50

Virgin America tops U.S. airline performance ranking

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― Virgin America, JetBlue and Hawaiian Airlines emerged as the best-performing U.S. air carriers in 2013, a year that generally saw improvements in air travel.Overall, airline performance “was the highest since 1991,” according to the 24th annual Airline Quality Rating,...

Updated : 2014.04.11 19:49

Around the Hotels

Estuary oyster specials at The PlazaThe Plaza’s Japanese restaurant Murasaki is offering a special menu featuring estuary oysters, a delicacy in Korea during the spring, until April 30. The estuary o...

Updated : 2014.04.11 19:42

[Weekender] Seoul Forest: A grassy woodland with waterfront views

Looking to get a break from the metropolitan pandemonium of gridlocked streets, deafening noise and the never-ending labyrinth of mile-high concrete buildings? Now that spring is finally here and the ...

Updated : 2014.04.04 21:17

Rock climbers and herb gatherers

Clouds drift past and reveal a stone wall that juts forward then curls back and forth, like an eel until it reaches the minor summit of Wonhyobong. Beyond the peak a new section of the wall is reveale...

Updated : 2014.04.04 20:42