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Nearly half of foreign travelers revisited Korea in 2015

Nearly half of foreigners revisited Korea last year, with the Japanese becoming the most frequent travelers to the nation, a survey by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism showed Monday. According to the 2015 survey conducted at major gateways on 12,900 visitors to the nation, 46.1 ...

Updated : 2016.05.23 15:17

[Weekender] Plan your Seoul trip by subway

Known for dynamism and high technology, Seoul is one of the largest metropolitan cities in the world, with a population of more than 10 million. Its population flow into, out of and within the greater...

Updated : 2016.05.20 17:36

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

Ulsan Grand Park Rose Festival Ulsan Grand Park Rose Festival has launched its 11th annual festivities. Held every year since 2005, this year’s festival exhibits roughly 3 million roses in a 44,730 ...

Updated : 2016.05.20 13:55

Biking in the Canary Islands, out of my comfort zone

I guess you could call it a midlife crisis.  I’d flown across the Atlantic Ocean for a weeklong cycling trip on this Spanish archipelago off the coast of Morocco. The crisis part came as I watched ...

Updated : 2016.05.20 13:49

Central Park reopens secret sanctuary after 80 years

NEW YORK (AFP) - Eighty years after it was shut off to the world, New York has reopened a secret woodland sanctuary a stone’s throw from Fifth Avenue, just in time for summer. The 4-acre Hallett Nature Sanctuary is one of three areas of woodland in Central Park, the huge expanse of natur...

Updated : 2016.05.19 16:46

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

 Imperial Palace Seoul Hotel relaunches ‘Familia’ Imperial Palace Seoul Hotel’s buffet restaurant Familia has reopened after three months of extensive renewal process. The buffet is equipped wit...

Updated : 2016.05.13 18:34

Miami Beach -- America’s sexiest metropolis

MIAMI BEACH, Florida -- This just may be America’s sexiest city -- a symphony of sand, surf and sherbet-colored sunrises set to a sassy salsa beat. It is palm trees and pulsating nightlife; torpid da...

Updated : 2016.05.13 17:58

[Travel Bits] Round up of travel news

 Everland Rose Festival The nation’s largest outdoor amusement park, Everland, is hosting its annual Rose Festival until June 12. The theme park, located in Yongin just outside of Seoul, is celebra...

Updated : 2016.05.13 17:44

[Graphic News] Koreans vacation more frequently on home turf

Koreans traveled more frequently within the country last year compared to the year before, according to a travel survey report released by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.In 2015, about 87...

Updated : 2016.05.12 18:34

Jjimjilbang the most exotic experience for foreigners

Cosmojin Tour, specializing in catering to foreign tourists, announced Wednesday that majority of its clients picked jjimjilbang as their most exotic experience in Korea. Jjimjilbang is a type of an i...

Updated : 2016.05.11 17:47

Rotary International Convention set to be Korea’s largest multicultural gathering

Goyang City will be hosting the Rotary’s 107th annual international convention, which is expected to attract more than 50,000 Rotary club members from more than 160 countries including Korea, making ...

Updated : 2016.05.11 15:40

Gyeongju provides discounts for long weekend

The city of Gyeongju will provide massive discounts for tourists during the four-day weekend that starts from Thursday. The iconic town in north Gyeongsang Province, is a popular travel destination, b...

Updated : 2016.05.04 18:12

French Lascaux cave paintings add sparkle to hidden gem Gwangmyeong Cave

GWANGMYEONG, Gyeonggi Province (Yonhap) -- The fate of Gwangmyeong Cave has fluctuated with the various happenings in the wild Korean modern history. During the Japanese colonial period (1910-1945), ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:00

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

 Springtime eateries on Jejudo Island The following are two eateries on Jejudo Island featuring natural, seasonal dishes that travelers may want to visit during their spring outings. Temple Stay Fo...

Updated : 2016.04.29 15:54

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

Family time at Kensington Yoido Kensington Yoido presents Fun & Fun Kids Package until May 26 to celebrate the month of family. The package includes a one night’s stay at Deluxe Room along with a m...

Updated : 2016.04.22 10:17