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Water splash parade at EverlandEverland is hosting the Summer Splash and Fantastic Summer Night festival, which is packed with programs such as splash parades, fireworks and a 3-D mapping show every n...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:28

Surfer heaven: Kauai’s north shore

The surf instructor Rick, sitting next to us, points out to vast ocean as we sit in the crystal-clear water, where he’s pushing a few beginners into waves.“A few months ago, there were 60-foot (18-m...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:25

[Around the hotels] Round up of hotel events and news

Relaxing Chuseok Package at Banyan Tree Club & Spa SeoulIn celebration of Chuseok, Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul will be offering the Relaxing Chuseok Package for those staying at the hotel from Sept. ...

Updated : 2016.08.26 17:21

Giant cruise ship heads to Arctic on pioneering journey

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- It is a voyage explorers only dreamed of not so long ago.But thanks to climate change, a luxury cruise ship has undertaken a pioneering journey that will see it sail through the o...

Updated : 2016.08.25 15:13

Some vacation spots quietly benefit as travelers avoid Zika

NEW YORK (AP) -- With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation.And that has...

Updated : 2016.08.25 15:09

Samsung and Mexico's Yucatan to promote tourism

Samsung Electronics Co. signed a business pact with the tourism board of Mexico's Yucatan state to implement a project that will utilize the South Korean electronics giant's virtual reality technologies to help develop the Mexican state's tourism industry, the Mexican unit of Samsung said ...

Updated : 2016.08.23 13:54

[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news from around the world

Water splash parade at Everland  Everland is paying tribute to the days of summer this year as the amusement park and resort play host to the Summer Splash and Fantastic Summer Night festival. The fe...

Updated : 2016.08.19 17:20

Largest-ever incentive tour group from Japan due in S. Korea

Over 10,000 employees of a major Japanese funeral service company will visit South Korea between this fall and next spring, the state-run Korea Tourism Organization said Wednesday.The unprecedented group of Japanese visitors will arrive in Seoul and Busan in a period spanning six months st...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:24

Chinese video site promotes tourism attractions in Korea

Major Chinese video site Youku will air a travel show introducing hot tourism spots in South Korea, featuring top celebrities from the two nations, the state-run Korea Tourism Organization said Wednesday. Liai, a top Chinese model and MC, visited major sightseeing sites here from July 25-2...

Updated : 2016.08.16 11:24

Nestled in greenery, Suncheon offers look into the past

History still breathes in Sucheon.Located in South Jeolla Province, the mid-size city of nearly 280,000 residents boasts well-preserved traces of the Joseon era, a period when it served as one of the ...

Updated : 2016.08.12 10:51

[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news from around the world

 Water splash parade at EverlandEverland is paying tribute to the days of summer this year as the amusement park and resort play host to the Summer Splash and Fantastic Summer Night festival. The fes...

Updated : 2016.08.12 10:27

Shilla Jeju presents ‘adults only’ swimming pool

After a large number of requests from hotel guests to establish an adults-only pool area, the Shilla Jeju luxury resort has done just that.Earlier this June, the hotel established its new outdoor “ad...

Updated : 2016.08.12 10:23

[Around the hotels] Round up of hotel events and news

Juice It Up Gangnam Set at Park Hyatt SeoulTo help guests reenergize in the midst of peak summer heat, Park Hyatt Seoul is presenting the Juice It Up Gangnam Set promotion at the hotel restaurant The ...

Updated : 2016.08.12 10:13

Feeling the heat: public saunas cool again in Finland

HELSINKI (AFP) - Is stripping down and getting sweaty with strangers your kind of thing? In Finland, despite an astounding 2 million private saunas, the hottest trend sweeping the sweat tank loving co...

Updated : 2016.08.11 16:28

War tourism in Afghanistan: adventure or reckless hedonism?

KABUL (AFP) -- Thousands of people are fleeing the conflict roiling Afghanistan, but American backpacker John Milton recently made the reverse journey to the war-ravaged country -- for a holiday.Armed...

Updated : 2016.08.08 17:23