Read the latest news and updates on Korea's tourism and meetings industry

Press Releases

Korea Launches New Marketing Campaign for Korea Unique Venues 2021 2021-07-22 Korea MICE Bureau launches a new marketing campaign for Korea Unique Venues, including a set of promotional videos and SNS contents.

View full article

Korea Prepares to Resume Tourism with New International Travel Expo 2021-06-14 Korea will debut a brand new comprehensive travel expo, Korea International Travel Expo (KITE 2021), combining four Korea tourism events under MICE, Korea Travel, Luxury Travel and Medical Wellness sectors this coming June 29 – July 13, 2021.

View full article

Opening of EXCO 2nd Exhibition Hall in Daegu 2021-05-20 Daegu City held the Opening Ceremony of EXCO’s 2nd Exhibition Hall (East Wing) on April 28th at the plaza in front of the new exhibition hall.

View full article

Korea Welcomes New Convention Center in Ulsan Metropolitan City 2021-04-23 Korea is set to unveil its newest convention center, Ulsan Exhibition and Convention Center (UECO) on April 29, 2021. UECO will be the 17th convention center in Korea, anticipated to turn the Southeastern Metropolitan City of Ulsan into the next hub for the Korean MICE industry.

View full article

New Cultural Complex Opens in Seoul’s Yeouido District 2021-03-18 A new cultural complex, Parc.1, has opened in Seoul’s Yeouido district, combining business, shopping and leisure in one stop, with the opening of two high-rise office buildings, luxury hotel Fairmont Ambassador Seoul, and The Hyundai Seoul, a new concept shopping center.

View full article

New Aquarium Marks Completion of Suwon MICE Complex 2021-02-15 The opening of a new aquarium, 'Aqua Planet Gwanggyo', completes the Suwon MICE Complex in Gyeonggi Province.

View full article

Plans Underway for First Convention Center in Gangwon Province 2021-01-27 Plans are underway for the construction of a new international convention center in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, the first international convention center in the province.

View full article

Korea MICE Bureau Introduces New Support for International Conventions 2020-11-26 In response to the prolonged COVID-19 situation, Korea MICE Bureau, under the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), released an updated COVID-19 support program for International Conventions to provide extra assistance to groups affected by the pandemic.

View full article



( Total : 698 )

news search
  • Input method for the calendar inform action -

  • clear all Search
KTO News list(No, Category, Title, Date, Hit)
No. Category Title Date Hit
668 Press Release Korea Announces New Unique Venues 2020-09-25 Hit:3186
667 Travel Enjoy Beach City Views from BUSAN X the SKY 2020-08-24 Hit:4199
666 Industry Busan City Secures 7th International Marine Waste Conference 2020-06-29 Hit:4183
665 Travel Songdo Yonggung Suspension Bridge Opens in Busan 2020-06-23 Hit:4195
664 Press Release Development of New MICE Complex in Seoul Picks Up Speed 2020-06-23 Hit:46237
663 Travel KTO Announces 100 Must-visit Nighttime Tourist Spots 2020-05-28 Hit:4222
662 Industry Daegu City Receives Title of 'International Conference Complex' 2020-05-28 Hit:4173
661 Press Release Korea MICE Bureau Introduces Special Support for COVID-19 2020-05-26 Hit:41571

Korea MICE Bureau Introduces Special Support for COVID-19


Korea Beyond Meetings, COVID-19 Support 


In response to the current COVID-19 situation, the Korea MICE Bureau, under the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), has introduced a new support program for conventions and meetings & incentives to provide extra assistance to groups affected by COVID-19.

Under the international conventions sector, KMB will expand the range of support items to include COVID-19 safety equipment (masks, hand sanitizer, thermal imaging cameras, etc.) to ensure safety and security of attending delegates. Under this new expansion, groups hosting international conventions in Korea through the end of 2020 may use the approved support funds to purchase COVID-19 safety equipment to be used during the event. In addition, a special welcome kit will be provided for all international delegates through the end of the year.

Additionally, international conventions originally scheduled to be held in Korea this year but have had to reschedule due to the virus will receive increased subsidies if a new hosting date is confirmed to fall before June 2021. Subsidies will vary depending on group size - for small groups (under 500 foreign delegates), the subsidy will be increased by 1.5 times, for medium-sized groups (500 to 1,000 foreign delegates), an additional subsidy of 10m won (US $8,162) will be provided in addition to the original subsidy. The figure rises to 25m won for large groups (1,000 to 2,000 foreign delegates) and to 40m won for extra-large groups (over 2,000 foreign delegates).

Under the corporate meetings & incentives sector, groups that have cancelled or postponed their confirmed visit to Korea due to COVID-19 will receive upgraded support to the highest level (S level) regardless of group size, if a new date is confirmed to be before June 30, 2021. For groups considering or have confirmed Korea as their corporate meetings/incentive destination, extra support will be provided for site inspection visits. 

While things remain uncertain for now, the Korea MICE Bureau hopes to welcome MICE delegates back to Korea with new and improved programming and support when the time is right.


660 Press Release Korea’s Chungnam Province to Receive First International Convention Center 2020-04-28 Hit:34262
659 Industry ADB Annual Meeting in Incheon Delayed to September 2020-04-28 Hit:3917