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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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685 Press Release New Cultural Complex Opens in Seoul’s Yeouido District 2021-03-18 Hit:513
684 Travel Seoul's Largest Mall, The Hyundai Seoul Opens 2021-03-16 Hit:452
683 Travel Enjoy Traveling to Korea from Your Home 2021-02-24 Hit:460
682 Industry Quick Guide to Hosting Events in Gyeonggi Province 2021-02-24 Hit:463
681 Press Release New Aquarium Marks Completion of Suwon MICE Complex 2021-02-15 Hit:508

New Aquarium Marks Completion of Suwon MICE Complex 


Pictured: Aqua Planet Gwanggyo (Photo Credit: Aqua Planet Gwanggyo) 

With the opening of a large-scale aquarium, the Suwon MICE Complex in Korea’s Gyeonggi Province is officially complete. The new aquarium, ‘Aqua Planet Gwanggyo’, opened its doors on January 19th, as the fifth aquarium under the nation’s biggest aquarium brand, ‘Aqua Planet’, following locations in the 63 Building, Ilsan, Yeosu, and Jeju.

Located inside Suwon MICE Complex, Aqua Planet Gwanggyo boasts a total floor area of 6,500 m2 with 2,000 tons of aquarium area. The aquarium is comprised of 9 zones, and visitors can see over 210 different types of sea creatures, including a sand tiger shark, otters and penguins. The main attraction, ‘Ocean in the City’, is the aquarium’s largest tank where visitors can see a variety of sharks along with a 2-meter black manta ray. The aquarium features experience zones including the ‘Jellyfish Lab’ and special performances 365 days of the year, including ‘Aqua Music Show’ and ‘Aqua Art show’. Safety is a top priority at Aqua Planet Gwanggyo, with thorough sanitization procedures conducted twice a day, temperature checks prior to entering the facilities, and enforcing of social distancing guidelines for visitors.

A city representative stated, “We anticipate Aqua Planet Gwanggyo will help establish the Suwon MICE Complex as a representative attraction and MICE complex of the southern Gyeonggi region.” He continued, “With concern over the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we will maintain strict social distancing and prevention measures for operation.”

Establishment of Suwon MICE Complex began in early 2019 with the opening of Suwon Convention Center, followed by the opening of Courtyard Marriott Suwon hotel and Galleria Gwanggyo Department Store in January and March of 2020. Aqua Planet Gwanggyo marks the fourth and final addition to the complex. Located an hour’s drive from Incheon International Airport and with a direct subway line which connects to Gangnam in 30 minutes, the Suwon MICE Complex will open up doors to new MICE experiences for delegates post-Covid-19.


680 Industry Wintertime in Gangwon Province 2021-01-27 Hit:454
679 Press Release Plans Underway for First Convention Center in Gangwon Province 2021-01-27 Hit:465
678 Travel 2021 Korea Grand Sale Festival Goes Virtual 2021-01-21 Hit:443
677 Travel [Korea] Gatherings of More Than Five Prohibited 2020-12-31 Hit:465
676 Industry Korea Unique Venues 2020 - Part 2 2020-12-30 Hit:457