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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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Korea Sees Return of Large-Scale Corporate Events and International Conferences Post-COVID-19 2023-05-26 Korea saw a return in large-scale corporate events and international conferences this month with the hosting of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the USANA ‘2023 Asia Pacific Convention’.

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Korea Tourism Organization and KOTRA Sign MOU to Promote Tourism and Trade Investment 2023-05-03 On April 27th, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and KOTRA signed an MOU to promote Korea tourism and trade investment.

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Korea Significantly Relaxes Support Requirements for International Conventions Support 2023-02-17 Starting this year, the requirements for international conventions support for events held in Korea will be significantly relaxed.

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719 Travel [Korea] Post-entry PCR Test Requirement Lifted Effective Oct. 1 2022-09-30 Hit:39
718 Press Release World Heritage City Forum to Gather Heritage Experts in Korea 2022-09-15 Hit:41

World Heritage City Forum to Gather Heritage Experts in Korea



Photo: Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (Credit: Korea Tourism Organization - Live Studio)

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.

First launched in September 2021, the World Heritage City Forum serves as an opportunity for networking between the World Heritage City networks centered around Suwon, home to the World Heritage, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. The forum is participated by those whose work or interests involve World Heritage, Sustainable Tourism, and City Branding.

The central theme of this year’s forum is Sustainable Use of World Heritage Cities. Event delegates will gain insights on sustainable world heritage and local communities; joint development between cities and cultural heritage; and world heritage applied in a number of fields, including fashion, corporate marketing and contents. The World Heritage City Forum is not complete without its prominent speakers and this year welcomes Jae Heon Choi, Professor of Geography and World Heritage Studies at Konkuk University, Scriptwriter Jinyoung Rho, Young Jin Kim, CEO of Tcaikim and many more.

Korea is rising as a top meetings’ destination with an ever-growing number of upcoming international conferences to be hosted in the country, including the 73rd APAA Council Meeting (1,600pax), the 24th International Congress on Acoustics (1,000pax), and the 2022 Seoul International Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism (1,300pax). Meanwhile, the Korea MICE Bureau offers conference organizers specific tailor-made support, including cultural performances, tour programs, promotional support, and more. For more information about the bureau’s activities and support programs, visit www.koreaconvention.org


717 Travel [Korea] Pre-entry COVID-19 PCR Test Requirement Ends Sept 3 2022-09-15 Hit:20
716 Industry KTO Kicks-Off New Monitoring Fam Tour Series for Incentive Tour Programs 2022-09-14 Hit:49
715 Travel [Korea] Expedited Post-entry PCR Testing for Short-term Visitors 2022-08-11 Hit:68
714 Press Release Competition Selects Korea's Best New Incentive Tour Programs 2022-08-11 Hit:770
713 Industry Korea Hosts World's Largest Astronomical Event for the First Time 2022-08-10 Hit:43
712 Press Release The Best of Korea Featured at The Meetings Show 2022 2022-07-20 Hit:76
711 Travel [Korea] PCR Test Required within One Day upon Arrival 2022-07-20 Hit:28
710 Industry MICE Media Famtour Showcases Korea's Unique Venues 2022-07-14 Hit:54