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KTO Hosts First Korea MICE Alliance Conference of 2023 2023-03-24 Korea Tourism Organization hosted the 2023 Korea MICE Alliance Conference on March 20 – 21. The event took place at the Asia Culture Center, a Korea Unique Venue in Gwangju, to serve as a platform of networking and exchange for members of Korea’s MICE industry.

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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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KTO Hosts Forum Seeking Ways to Revitalize Local MICE Industry 2022-12-21 The Korea Tourism Organization held a ‘MICE Industry Revitalization Forum’ on December 19 at the Commodore Hotel in Busan, together with the Office of Representative Hwangbo Seung-hee of the National Assembly’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee and Busan Metropolitan City.

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‘K-Incentive’ Marketing Highlights Korea’s New Attractions and Experiences 2022-11-23 As part of marketing efforts to attract incentive and corporate meeting groups from Southeast Asia, KTO invited key members of major corporations for a global team building competition, inspired by K-Pop and various Korean contents.

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Korea Seeks New Direction for Sustainable Development of the MICE Industry 2022-10-13 KTO held a ‘Proclamation Ceremony for Establishment of a MICE Industry Ecosystem and Sustainable Management’ on September 27th to seek new direction for development of the MICE industry in the post-COVID era.

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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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No. Category Title Date Hit
719 Travel [Korea] Post-entry PCR Test Requirement Lifted Effective Oct. 1 2022-09-30 Hit:38
718 Press Release World Heritage City Forum to Gather Heritage Experts in Korea 2022-09-15 Hit:41
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:42
712 Press Release The Best of Korea Featured at The Meetings Show 2022 2022-07-20 Hit:74
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:53

KTO Showcases Korea Unique Venues through MICE Media Famtour


Pictured: Famtour participants enjoy hanbok experience at Jeonju Hanok Village


The Korea Tourism Organization invited journalists from around the world for the Korea Unique Venue Famtour this month, showcasing Korea’s Unique Venues and offerings for MICE groups. Participating journalists joined from the US, Germany, Thailand, France, UK and Singapore for a seven day tour between July 3-9 around key spots in Jeollanam-do and Jeollabuk-do Province, as well as Seoul and Incheon. The locations were selected to commemorate ‘Visit Jeonnam Year 2022’.

The focus of this year’s tour was the Korea Unique Venues, a collection of 39 venues selected by KTO for their unique charm and regional characteristics. The venues can accommodate various MICE events, including conferences, business meetings and workshops, while providing one-of-a-kind, unconventional settings, with venues ranging from museums, cruise ships to folk villages and more.

Throughout the tour, participants visited a total of five Korea Unique Venues in different regions throughout the country, each showcasing the region’s unique charms. The venues included Royal Room of King (Jeonju), Asia Culture Center (Gwangju), National Museum of Korea (Seoul), Floating Island Convention (Seoul), and Panoramic 65 (Incheon).

In addition, participants had the opportunity to take part in various experience and teambuilding programs, including traditional liquor making at Jeonju Hanok Village, hanbok experience, and learning to play gayageum, a traditional Korean instrument - all activities available for visiting MICE groups in Korea.  

Prior to Covid-19, KTO hosted the MICE Media Famtour each year, inviting journalists from around the world to visit Korea’s MICE venues and offerings for MICE groups. The last famtour took place in 2019, with 18 journalists invited to visit locations in Seoul, Busan, Gyeongju, Incheon and Gyeonggi-do Province. The tour coincided with the Korea MICE Expo, Korea’s annual MICE event.

After the tour, the journalists will write about their experiences in Korea to be published in various MICE media outlets to promote Korea as a MICE destination.