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South Korea travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on South Korea. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in South Korea. Seoul Travel information. South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, shares one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders with North Korea. It’s equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital.

Sabre and Jeju Air renew long-term distribution partnership

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 00:36

Jeju Air and Sabre Corporation affirm long-term relationship as the carrier ramps up route resumption Read More

Best Passports to have: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021 09:14

The US or UK Passport only gives access to 75 countries visa free. This is bringing the value of the US passport to the same level as The Gambia. The ... Read More

Korea’s lantern lighting festival becomes UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020 15:50

YeonDeungHoe, a Korean traditional cultural festival in which participants light up lanterns to celebrate Buddha's Birthday, has become a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage of Humanity. At the 15th session of the UNESCO ... Read More

Escaping Coronavirus: North Korea Tourist Resort wants Chinese Visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 20, 2020 06:19

According to North Korea, there has been not even one Coronavirus case in this isolated country. This claim disputed by many outside experts. A major outbreak in North Korea could ... Read More

Ethiopian Cargo launches cargo flights Incheon to Atlanta via Anchorage

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020 18:33

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the Largest Cargo Network Operator in Africa, has launched Trans-Pacific routes, extending from Incheon to Atlanta via Anchorage effective 09 Nov 2020. Ethiopian operates B777-200F, ... Read More

ALOHA again to visitors from Canada, Korea, Taiwan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 18, 2020 22:51

The State of Hawaii re-introduced tourism on October 15 by allowing fellow Americans from the US mainland to arrive in the Aloha State without having to go through a 14-day ... Read More

Why Andong is the Capital of the Korean Spirit and Cultural Tourism?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 16, 2020 21:25

Andong City in the Republic of Korea is a city of festivals, culture and tourism. The Mayor of this city is Mr. Young-Sae Kweon. He was the host of the ... Read More

South Korea’s Minister of Tourism View on Tourism after COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 13, 2020 01:15

The Hon. Mr. Park Yang-woo, the Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Sports for the Republic of Korea, delivered the opening welcome to the Asian Leadership Conference as part of the ... Read More

Practical Solutions for Travel and Tourism in the Post COVID-19 Era

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 11, 2020 12:27

South Korea was the proud virtual venue for a high-level virtual event at the General Assembly of Amforth organized by Phillipe Francois, President of Amforht and Ambassador Yo-Shim DHO, Chairperson ... Read More

Aeroflot resumes regular flights to Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and South Korea

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 22, 2020 08:02

Russian flag carrier, Aeroflot, announces that international service between Moscow and Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), Belarus (Minsk) and Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan) will restart over the next week. Regular service between Moscow and South ... Read More

Apple, Nokia, Sony worried facing Samsung’s latest 5G technology

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 30, 2020 05:54

Is Samsung about to take the lead in smartphones? Apple, Nokia, and  Sony must be worried. Samsung announced today the industry's first 16-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM, using extreme ultraviolet ... Read More

Korean Air launches safety education program

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020 18:58

Korean Air has rolled out a ‘CARE FIRST’ informational program – emphasizing its multiple layers of protection throughout the passenger journey – to enhance travel safety and awareness with its ... Read More

What to Do When COVID-19 Ends? Celebrate with a Trip to Busan!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 31, 2020 18:59

Our minds have already gone on vacation, but our bodies are still stuck at home. The only thing we can do to motivate ourselves right now is to pick a ... Read More

Emergency inspections of all South Korean Boeing 737 jets ordered

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 25, 2020 19:11

South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) issued an emergency order today, ordering all South Korean airlines to conduct emergency inspections of their Boeing 737 aircraft. An emergency ... Read More

LOT Polish Airlines resumes Seoul service from Budapest Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 21, 2020 17:55

Budapest Airport has today witnessed the resumption of its first long-haul service since many parts of the world came to a standstill during the COVID-19 pandemic. With travel restrictions between ... Read More

Incheon introduces nature tourist spots in this Korean City

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020 03:34

Incheon, the gateway city of Korea, introduced healing urban spaces of its city through 'Incheonjichang', summer edition, 2020. 'Incheonjichang' is a newspaper in the Chinese language, published by the city ... Read More

Guam postpones reopening of travel for Japan, South Korea & Taiwan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 26, 2020 04:28

Prioritizing the safety of island residents and travelers, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that the reopening of travel on July 1, 2020 into Guam for the countries of ... Read More

New Mercure hotel opens in Seoul’s trendy Hongdae district

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 22, 2020 15:29

Accor Ambassador Korea, in partnership with Seohan Tourism Development Co., Ltd, is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of Mercure Ambassador Seoul Hongdae this August. "Mercure is a trusted brand ... Read More

Good Job Korea!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 15, 2020 04:58

Good Job Korea is the overall feeling in the Republic of Korea. Koreans are proud of what they had achieved during difficult times in going through the peak of the ... Read More

Nightlife industry asks not to be criminalized for South Korea COVID-19 outbreak

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 14, 2020 18:57

Due to the numerous articles and news reports as a result of the recent coronavirus outbreak linked to a South Korean nightlife area, on behalf of the International Nightlife Association, member ... Read More

COVID-19 flares up in Seoul’s main leisure district

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 9, 2020 16:29

South Korea’s capital city  authorities have been on high alert after a new cluster of coronavirus infections was linked to leisure establishments in Seoul’s Itaewon neighborhood - an international area ... Read More

Asia-Pacific hotels continue profit free fall

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2020 19:51

Asia-Pacific, where the coronavirus first appeared, continues to serve as the baseline for global hotel data performance comparison. March data indicates that the virus’ impact on hotel performance is not ... Read More

The ones to watch: 5 countries on path to recovery from COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 28, 2020 16:22

With over three million confirmed cases and upwards of 200,000 fatalities in the world, there are few signs of the COVID-19 pandemic slowing its rampage across the globe. Thousands of ... Read More

African Tourism Board applauds United Bank of Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2020 05:14

The African Tourism Board, a pan-African international, intergovernmental organization founded with the vision to promote Africa's huge tourism assets as a catalytic tool to create wealth, jobs and a peaceful, ... Read More

Countries to avoid travel during Coronavirus: San Marino the worst, China dropping to 12, Italy 8, USA 48

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020 06:07

Currently, 110,090 are infected by Coronavirus. 3831 people died and 62,301 recovered from COVID-19 China is still the country with the highest number of infections (80,738) but based on the ... Read More

Travel Warnings against South Korea

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 28, 2020 09:32

The United States Government issued a level 3 travel advisory for the Republic of Korea. The recent outbreak of Coronavirus infected 2337 people in South Korea as of now with ... Read More

Closing Hawaii for Korean Visitors: Hawaiian Airlines takes a lead

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2020 23:17

Closing Hawaii for Korean tourists was a call made by many in Hawaii, including leaders in the travel and tourism industry and government, but who didn't want to be named. ... Read More

Israel taking steps to minimize global spread of Coronavirus COVID-19

editor editor- February 26, 2020 19:55

Israel is taking no chances with the outbreak and spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Numerous flights have been cancelled and foreigners from certain designated countries are forbidden from entering Israel. Cathay ... Read More

Delta slashes flights to South Korea due to Coronavirus

editor editor- February 26, 2020 17:57

From February 29 through April 30, Delta Air Lines will suspend service between Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) in Minnesota, USA, and Seoul-Incheon (ICN) in South Korea, with the last flight departing ... Read More

Closing Hawaii for Korean Tourists?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 25, 2020 22:30

Hawaii is the most isolated place on earth with the next city (San Francisco) 2500 miles away. Hawaiian residents and members of the visitors' industry are worried about Coronavirus. One ... Read More

COVID 2019 border closings: Are Korean tourists next?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2020 12:31

Coronavirus is becoming a global scare. Korean visitors are no longer allowed to visit Israel at this time. Before the last weekend on Thursday, the Republic of Korea registered 156 ... Read More

Coronavirus in South Korea: Busan reports 22 cases

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2020 01:32

22 new cases of COVID 2019 cases are reported from Busan, Republic of Korea. At the same time, China only reported 7 new cases, what seems to be unrealistic by ... Read More

Why Israel says no to visitors from Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand?

The Media Line The Media Line- February 23, 2020 21:48

The Republic of Korea Embassy protested in Tel Aviv about a Korean Airlines flight that was not allowed to disembark non-Israel passengers from their flight on Saturday. Turning down tourists ... Read More

Are Japanese travelers spreading Coronavirus unknowingly?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020 09:23

A Japanese man has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shortly after returning from a visit to Indonesia, Japanese public broadcaster NHK has reported. This is the second ... Read More

U.S. State Department alert for Japan and the Republic of Korea on COVID-19 outbreak

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020 09:01

Exercise Increased Caution due to an outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2).    This is the message on the U.S. EMbassy Website in Seoul, Korea, after the Republic ... Read More

South Korean Tourism Official: COVID-19 is under control!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020 02:17

Imagine your Korea is the tourism slogan for South Korea. South Koreans love to travel and South Korea welcomes visitors. The Republic of Korea will be exhibiting at the upcoming ... Read More

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