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Competition Selects Korea's Best New Incentive Tour Programs 2022-08-11 An Awards Ceremony was held for the 'Korea Outstanding Incentive Tour Program Competition', which selected Korea's best new incentive tour programs.

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World Heritage City Forum to Gather Heritage Experts in Korea 2022-09-15 The World Heritage City Forum is taking place at Suwon Convention Center in Suwon from September 29 (Thu) – 30 (Fri) and is expected to welcome around 500 delegates.

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The Best of Korea Featured at The Meetings Show 2022 2022-07-20 The Korea MICE Bureau and partners showcased Korea's latest offerings for MICE groups at The Meetings Show 2022, held at ExCeL London from June 29-30.

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Korea Tourism Organization Acquires ISO 20121 Certification 2022-05-09 The Korea Tourism Organization obtained the ISO 20121 certification from the Korean Standards Association, an international standard for sustainable event management established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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Korea Wins Bid to Host 27th World Congress of Neurology in 2025 2021-10-27 Korea has won the bid for the 27th World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2025). The congress will be held from October 12-16, 2025, at Coex Convention Center in Seoul, with more than 6,000 delegates expected to attend.

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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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709 Press Release Korea Tourism Organization Acquires ISO 20121 Certification 2022-05-09 Hit:435
708 Travel Social Distancing Restrictions Heightened for 2 Weeks 2021-12-30 Hit:300
707 Industry Korea Appoints New Honorary Ambassador for MICE Tourism 2021-12-14 Hit:364
706 Travel First Tourists Enter Korea after Travel Bubble Agreement with Singapore 2021-12-02 Hit:379
705 Press Release Korea Wins Bid to Host 27th World Congress of Neurology in 2025 2021-10-27 Hit:9419
704 Travel 2021 Korea Sale Festa Opens Online & Offline on Nov 11 2021-10-25 Hit:445
703 Travel Korean Performing Arts Festival “Welcome Daehakro” Opens 2021-09-30 Hit:468
702 Industry Hidden Gems for MICE Travel in Korea’s Southwestern Province 2021-08-30 Hit:491
701 Travel Citizens of EU and Schengen Agreement Countries can Enter Korea without Visa 2021-08-30 Hit:475
700 Press Release Korea Announces Plans to Host Yeosu World Island Exhibition in 2026 2021-08-19 Hit:1028

Korea Announces Plans to Host Yeosu World Island Exhibition in 2026

 

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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