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KTO Showcases Korea's Top Attractions to Members of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union 2023-11-14 On October 30th, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) set out to promote Korean culture and tourism to participants of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union General Assembly (ABU 2023).

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Korea Unique Venue Receives ‘PATA Gold Awards 2023’ 2023-10-26 KTO’s ‘Korea Unique Venue’ project received the Gold Award under the ‘Printed Marketing Campaign' (PM) category at the ‘PATA Gold Awards 2023’ held in New Delhi, India earlier this month.

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India's Largest Private Bank Visits Korea for MICE Tourism 2023-10-24 Approximately 3,200 members of HDFC Bank, India's largest private bank, visited Korea this October for a corporate meeting.

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KTO-STO Sign MOU to Bring 2025 ICCA Congress to Seoul 2023-09-15 KTO and STO signed an MOU to combine efforts to attract the 2025 ICCA Congress to Seoul.

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Incheon Wins Bid to Host the 2027 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly 2023-09-04 Held every four years, the IUGG General Assembly gathers geoscience experts from around the world to present their research and discuss current issues in the field. This is the second time the general assembly will be held in Asia in 24 years, following its hosting in Japan in 2003.

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Corporate Group from Georgia Enjoys Benefits from Korea Unique Venue Support 2023-07-13 A corporate group from Georgia visiting Korea on a 5 day, 6 night trip enjoyed benefits from the Korea Unique Venue support.

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KTO Makes Big Return to IMEX Frankfurt 2023 to Showcase Korean Business Events & Culture 2023-06-09 Korea made a big return to IMEX Frankfurt 2023, held at Messe Frankfurt from May 23-25, with special programs for buyers, as well as cultural events for booth visitors.

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KTO to Select 13 New KOREA UNIQUE VENUES to Showcase Korea’s Charm 2023-06-02 With growth of the MICE industry, MICE venues are increasing in variety. Corporations and institutions, which preferred large scale convention centers in the past, are increasingly seeking out special places & experiences for their events.

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665 Travel Songdo Yonggung Suspension Bridge Opens in Busan 2020-06-23 Hit:4569
664 Press Release Development of New MICE Complex in Seoul Picks Up Speed 2020-06-23 Hit:46610
663 Travel KTO Announces 100 Must-visit Nighttime Tourist Spots 2020-05-28 Hit:4597
662 Industry Daegu City Receives Title of 'International Conference Complex' 2020-05-28 Hit:4546
661 Press Release Korea MICE Bureau Introduces Special Support for COVID-19 2020-05-26 Hit:41954

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:34635
659 Industry ADB Annual Meeting in Incheon Delayed to September 2020-04-28 Hit:4290
658 Industry Daegu City Secures 2023 IFSA World Congress 2020-04-28 Hit:4142
657 Travel Mokpo City Designated Popular Destination 2020-03-24 Hit:2753
656 Industry Discover Suwon, Korea’s Newest MICE Destination 2020-03-23 Hit:2757