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On Japan tourism, what PATA gets wrong, WTTC sets right

I have great respect for Martin Craigs, the chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, as he and I see eye-to-eye on most issues concerning travel and tourism policies or non-policy by certain g

Thailand: We have no problems with beauty pageants, in all genders

The controversy over Indonesia hosting the Miss World beauty pageant is something Thailand can’t relate to.

Thailand Skal visits South Korea

Skal International (SI) National President for Thailand, Mr. Andrew J. Wood, recently visited Seoul and took the opportunity to meet executives of SI Korea.

Korean visitor arrivals to Guam up 45 percent

TUMON, Guam - Calendar year 2012 proved to be a record-breaking year for arrivals to Guam. The island welcomed over 1.3 million visitors, a level not seen since the mid to late 1990s.

Seychelles rapidly emerging in Korean market as top destination

Seychelles participated in the 26th Korea World Travel Fair, also known as KOTFA, from May 30 to June 2, 2013, with the Regional Manager of the Seychelles Tourist Office, Korea, Ms.

Korean travel agencies ask for government help due to drop in...

SEOUL, Korea - Korean travel agencies asked for financial help from the government on Monday to assuage their financial difficulties amid a sharp decline in the number of Japanese tourists to South Ko

Korea introduces tourist trains to explore mountainous and rural areas

SEOUL, Korea - To Koreans, Baekdu-daegan, nicknamed the "spine of the Korean Peninsula," is not just a chain of mountains running across the country.

Seychelles represented at inauguration of Korea’s female President

The Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Mr.

Korean pop idol wave washes over Seychelles

Tony An from idol singer group, H.O.T, and Jaeduc Kim from another top idol singer group, Sechskies, are the very first idol stars who led a “Korean wave” spreading the fever of K-pop to Japan, Ch

agoda.com offers fantastic hotels for Korea ski season

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), is offering recommendations on fantastic hotels to take advantage of the crisp an

Korea needs to upgrade its tourism offerings to accommodate rising Chinese...

The tourism industry in Korea is “screaming for joy” over the rapid increase of Chinese tourists to Korea but desperately needs to upgrade its tourism offerings in order to accommodate rising Chin

Asian Oasis receives prestigious Diversey Special Recognition Award at the 2012...

INCHEON, Korea - Asian Oasis’s Lisu and Lanjia Lodges have been honored at the Skal Sustainable Development in Tourism Awards held at the Songdo Conevensia.

Skal World Congress to feature fine Korean cuisine

Seoul will be serving up the very best of traditional Korean and international cuisine as part of the regular Skal “Dine Around” event during next month’s 73rd Skal World Congress.

Green Growth and Travelism initiative launches on Jeju Island in Korea

JEJU, Korea; HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles - Supported by the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP), in the aftermath of Rio+20, during the World Conservatio

Agoda.com secures fantastic hotel rates in Seoul

SINGAPORE - Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced deals in South Korea just in time for Chuseok.

ICTP President to speak at World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – As part of this year's World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea, the World Local Governments Summit Forum is a special event that s

Seychelles takes Silver at Yeosu International Expo

The much-coveted awards attributed by the Bureau International des Expositions-BIE has been announced in Korea on the eve of the closing ceremony of the Yeosu International Expo.

New leadership at Seoul Tourism Organization

Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) named Sung-Real Lee CEO and President on July 2, 2012.

Seoul to host top-level climate change meeting

Seoul will host the 2012 Pre-COP Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change from October 21-23rd.

Seoul cracks down on call vans overcharging tourists

Seoul City announced plans Wednesday to crack down on call vans illegally picking up tourists and overcharging them.

Korea joins Seychelles international Carnival of Carnivals

Julie Kim from the Seychelles Tourism Board Korea-based Office confirmed today that a Korean delegation is flying in from Seoul, Korea, to participate in the 2012 Carnival being staged in Seychelles.

Korean tourism chief stresses high-quality tourism

While an ardent promoter of “long vacation culture,” President Lee Charm of the Korea Tourism Organization has yet to settle his winter holiday plans.

Foreign tourists’ spending in Korea up 37 percent

Spending by foreign travelers went up at a brisk pace in the third quarter, helping power Korea’s gross domestic product growth, data showed Tuesday.

Chinese overtaking Japanese as Korea’s top tourist spenders

SEOUL, Korea - Japanese travelers have long dominated the duty free shops for foreign tourists. However, this dominance has waned and Japanese are on course to be overtaken soon by Chinese tourists.

Seoul Daily newspaper helps promote Seychelles

The Seoul Daily newspaper has come out with a full page on Seychelles, following an interview with Mr. Jeong, the Seychelles Consul in Korea and Head of the Tourism Board’s Office in Seoul.

UNWTO magazine records Seychelles’ address at General Assembly

The Seychelles representation and address by Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, at the 19th session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Korea was recorded in the UNWTO magazine among oth

Bodies of pilots missing in Asiana crash found

More than three months after the plane carrying industrial goods crashed into waters off Jeju Island, the bodies of the two missing Asiana cargo plane pilots were found Sunday.

Attractions of the Seychelles for Korean travelers

The Korea Travel News has this week joined forces with the Seychelles Tourism Board to make these tropical islands more known in Korea.

Seychelles tourism chief spreads the word in Korea

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, took time as he transited in Seoul to face the Korean press and highlight the unique selling points of the Seychelles.

Head of Seychelles Tourism Board Office in Seoul publishes marathon book

Dong Chang Jeong published his book entitled “Life Changes When You Run.” Mr.