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To the end of the line

On a recent Friday evening at Seoul Station, tickets for almost every train, including standing tickets, were sold out. At the Express Bus Terminal, meanwhile, tickets had been gobbled up for buses to...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:03

Lotte World Adventure celebrates 25 years with ‘Let’s Dream’ parade

In celebration of 25 years, Lotte World Adventure theme park is holding its special “Let’s Dream” nightly parade, the world’s first multimedia show and parade. The parade took approximately two ye...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:00

Four Seasons to open hotel in Dubai

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced it will open a new hotel at Jumeirah Beach in Dubai in December. The five-story hotel is comparatively low amid the city’s high-rise towers, but provides larger room space than neighboring luxury hotels. The glass wall offers a panoramic sea view ...

Updated : 2014.07.25 20:59

Lotte City Hotel opens in Guro

Lotte Hotels and Resorts opened its 10th business hotel in Guro on Wednesday. Located in the Guro Digital Valley, a cluster of IT companies in western Seoul, the 20-story new hotel has 283 guestrooms, a buffet restaurant C’Caf, meeting rooms and a gym. Wi-Fi is available in every guestroo...

Updated : 2014.07.25 20:59

KTO offers four-day travel program

The Korea Tourism Organization invites foreigners on a four-day tour program under the new travel campaign “Imagine your Korea,” launched this week. Foreigners may apply online at www.tourimagination.com until Aug. 31, and the KTO will invite 16 of them. Those invited will have the chanc...

Updated : 2014.07.25 20:59

Mayfield opens business hotel in Dongdaemun

A suite in Mayplace Seoul Dongdaemun (Mayplace Seoul Dongdaemun)The Mayfield Hotel and Resort opened its first business hotel Mayplace in Dongdaemun, Seoul on Thursday.Mayplace is located within walki...

Updated : 2014.07.24 20:54

World traveler tallies 100 countries

Douglas Nickson makes lists of goals. Lots and lots of lists.Then, unlike you and me, he accomplishes them.Eighteen years ago, he was financially busted ― bankrupt. He had just gone through an emotio...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:14

‘Imagine your Korea’ new tourism slogan

Korea has unveiled a new tourism slogan that highlights the nation as a trendy and cutting-edge travel destination. The Korea Tourism Organization announced on Tuesday the new tagline “Imagine your K...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:25

[Weekender] Koreans suffer from stressful summer vacations

The scorching heat and humidity signals that it’s time to get away from daily responsibilities and set off for white sand beaches or lush green mountains. But summer vacation in Korea is often anoth...

Updated : 2014.07.18 21:11

[Weekender] Gangwon offers something for everyone

Located in the eastern part of the Korean Peninsula, Gangwon Province is home to some of the most beautiful mountains in the country, on top of scenic beaches and clear water.The region is the most-vi...

Updated : 2014.07.18 21:08

[Weekender] Armchair traveling, a new way to experience getaways

Long-awaited vacations always pass by all too soon, and it seems that to make the most out of that limited time, one simply has to fully savor the pretravel excitement and post-travel reminiscing.Luck...

Updated : 2014.07.18 21:04

[Weekender] Sightseeing trains make hard to reach more convenient

Hoping to see vast rocky mountain ranges, but can’t face hiking? Want to see the crisp blue coast, but avoid the summer crowds? For summer travelers looking to enjoy Korea’s picturesque countryside,...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:55

[Weekender] Urban adventure at Seoul’s campground

Groups of adults sit around plastic camping tables littered with grilled meat and soju bottles. Children run between neat rows of orange and green tents, blasting each other with water guns. But in among the guitars and the cicadas you can hear the roar of an 11-lane highway, and skyscrape...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:55

Taking the scenic route through the 49th state

ANCHORAGE, Alaska ― Our quest was emblazoned on the T-shirts we were given before we left for Alaska: “8 men, 4 highways, 5 days, 865 miles.” On motorcycles.We were a mixed group of Sunday motorcyc...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:22

Korail’s luxury train reopens after renovation

Luxury train Haerang, run by the Korea Railroad Corporation, has resumed service following renovations. Launched in 2008, Haerang, a combination of train trip and accommodation, has attracted more than 20,000 Korean and foreign customers. The renovation has added new suite rooms and routes...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:20