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Korea Announces Plans to Host Yeosu World Island Exhibition in 2026 2021-08-19 Korea will host the Yeosu World Island Exhibition in 2026, under the theme 'Connecting the Island, Sea and the Future'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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703 Travel Korean Performing Arts Festival “Welcome Daehakro” Opens 2021-09-30 Hit:26
702 Industry Hidden Gems for MICE Travel in Korea’s Southwestern Province 2021-08-30 Hit:47
701 Travel Citizens of EU and Schengen Agreement Countries can Enter Korea without Visa 2021-08-30 Hit:47
700 Press Release Korea Announces Plans to Host Yeosu World Island Exhibition in 2026 2021-08-19 Hit:78

Korea Announces Plans to Host Yeosu World Island Exhibition in 2026

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Photo: Dolsandaegyo Bridge in Yeosu (Credit: KTO (Kim Jiho))

Korea will debut a new international event – the Yeosu World Island Exhibition, to be held in 2026. The decision was announced on August 9th after the exhibition passed the screening process by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

Located in Korea's island-filled south coast, the city of Yeosu is a scenic coastal retreat which served as the host city for the 2012 World Expo, attracting an estimated 7 million visitors from around the world. Since the expo, the city served as a popular incentive tourism destination, attracting large-scale incentive travel groups from Infinitus and Amway in 2014. The city is also in close proximity to Suncheon, home to the new UNESCO World Heritage, 'Getbol, Korean Tidal Flats'.

The ‘2026 Yeosu World Island Exhibition’ will be held in Yeosu’s Dolsan Jinmo District from July 17 to August 16, 2026, under the theme ‘Connecting the Island, Sea and the Future’. The exhibition will feature eight permanent exhibition halls showcasing the future, culture and ecology of the island as well as special tours including the Yeondo Bridge Tour and Healing Island Tour.

The city of Yeosu anticipates more than 2 million visitors from 30 countries to attend the Yeosu World Island Exhibition, and the event is estimated to create over 6,000 jobs and create an economic ripple effect of more than 400 billion won. With official approval from the government, Jeollanam-do Province and Yeosu City will begin preparation for the exhibition at full speed, including content development, establishing organizing committees, and domestic and international promotion.

Kwon O-bong, Mayor of Yeosu City, stated, “The Yeosu World Island Exhibition is the world’s first festival for countries with islands to gather and share the history and culture of islands. We will use this opportunity to develop Yeosu into a world-class marine tourism resort city.”

 

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699 Travel Getbol, Korean Tidal Flats Become UNESCO Natural World Heritage for Biodiversity 2021-08-12 Hit:41
698 Industry Event Highlights: Korea International Travel Expo 2021 2021-07-29 Hit:38
697 Press Release Korea Launches New Marketing Campaign for Korea Unique Venues 2021 2021-07-22 Hit:283
696 Travel Quarantine Exemption for Fully Vaccinated Visitors Starting July 1 2021-07-22 Hit:137
695 Travel Social Distancing Level Adjustments Starting July 1 2021-06-28 Hit:101
694 Industry Korea MICE Expo - Pre and Post-COVID-19 2021-06-28 Hit:72