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Korea promotes weddings, honeymoons in Jeju Islands

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) brought together representatives from Jeju Tourism Organizations, wedding planners, Korea DMCs as well as KTO in an in-depth virtual discussion on possibilities on weddings, honeymoons and celebratory events in South Korea. Sandeep Datta, Marketing Manager, KTO New Delhi office says, “Only island in the world which is among the seven natural wonders of the world. It is a volcanic island.”

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Korea to conduct webinar on luxury experiences on August 13

Korea Tourism Organization will be conducting a webinar on Thursday, August 13 at 3pm for the Indian travel trade. The session will focus on Korea as a perfect destination for luxury experiences. Jong Sool Kwon, Director – Korea Tourism Organization, New Delhi office, says, “South Korea has been one of the few nations which have successfully flattened the COVID-19 curve without any lockdown. Once travel opens up, there will be a demand for travel to places which not only entertain but provide safe and superior facilities and services. With this webinar, the aim is for travel agents to know the extraordinary experiences Korea has to offer and recommend South Korea as a first choice to travellers.” The tourism board invites members of the trade to sign up for this by contacting Jaspreet Kaur on 9650196532 or jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com.

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KTO to focus on student travel in next webinar

Korea Tourism Organization invites members of the trade to sign up for another round of webinar it will host on April 17, 2020 at 3 pm. For more information and to register, contact Jaspreet Kaur on 9650196532 or jaspreet.kaur@ddppl.com. This online seminar will showcase South Korea as a tourist destination highlighting student travel from India. The seminar will cover basic information and highlight the popular places along with ideas on how to create a better South Korea tour product. The webinar will cover not just FIT and leisure travel but also student tours and MICE. Jong Sool Kwon, Director – Korea Tourism Organization, New Delhi office, says, “The idea behind initiating these webinars is to take the opportunity of this slow business period and enhance the product knowledge of the travel agents about South Korea. As soon as the market revives from this slowdown, the travel agents will be well prepared to propose a new destination to their clients and South Korea will be the first choice for them.”

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Korea Tourism launches India website

Korea Tourism Organization New Delhi Office has launched its India website www.visitkorea.in as part of its marketing plan for the year 2018. The website mainly caters to the travel industry and individuals seeking tourism related information specific to the Indian outbound travelling requirements. The website was launched to provide a quick access of everything an Indian traveller would like to see and do in South Korea. Regular updates on offers and announcements will keep the visitors apprised of what’s happening. The KTO India website features highlight the mandatory travel information for India market such as visa information, currently available South Korea packages, incentive programme details, Indian food available in South Korea, main destination and attractions for Indians to enjoy, etc. According to Jong Sool Kwon, Director, Korea Tourism Organization New Delhi, “The usual practice of prospective tourists and travel agents was to find a local travel agent partner, get information from brochures or wait for the tourism board to organise training sessions for updates about South Korea from Indian traveller’s perspective. This website will be a one-stop solution for both the trade partners and travellers to gather updated information. Although the global website was available for all to access information about South Korea, however, it has been so difficult for tourists to find India-centric information about the destination.”  

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Korea’s leading business events show to kick off on June 14

The Korea Mice Expo (KME), the nation’s largest trade show for incentive planners and meeting professionals, will take place on June 14-15, 2018 in Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon. The two-day event will provide a perfect venue for over 2,000 expected attending MICE industry professionals to engage with 300 exhibiting local service providers, including convention bureaus, unique venues, and travel agencies. To foster a business-friendly event, this year’s Korea MICE Expo will be in an unconventional format, ditching the usual sit-down gala dinner and forums. “We want this expo to be bigger and meaningful to all the participants. We will make KME 2018 a platform where buyers and suppliers can truly acquire business potentials,” said Chulbeum Park, Director, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Meetings & Incentives Team. A standing networking party will replace the usual sit-down gala dinner to let guests interact freely. Also, convention bureaus will showcase not only their MICE expertise but also their local food specialties during the reception. For the first time, the Korea MICE Expo will have a theme ‘Hallyu meets MICE’ offering participants new venues, activities, and discussions related to popular Korean films, dramas, and music. A main highlight of the event includes the Opening Keynote by Soo-Wook Ahn, Executive Director of SM Entertainment, one of the leading entertainment groups in Korea.  

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