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KTO Showcases Korea's Top Attractions to Members of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union 2023-11-14 On October 30th, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) set out to promote Korean culture and tourism to participants of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union General Assembly (ABU 2023).

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Korea Unique Venue Receives ‘PATA Gold Awards 2023’ 2023-10-26 KTO’s ‘Korea Unique Venue’ project received the Gold Award under the ‘Printed Marketing Campaign' (PM) category at the ‘PATA Gold Awards 2023’ held in New Delhi, India earlier this month.

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India's Largest Private Bank Visits Korea for MICE Tourism 2023-10-24 Approximately 3,200 members of HDFC Bank, India's largest private bank, visited Korea this October for a corporate meeting.

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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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714 Press Release Competition Selects Korea's Best New Incentive Tour Programs 2022-08-11 Hit:771
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

The Best of Korea Featured at The Meetings Show 2022


Pictured: The Korea Booth at The Meetings Show (Credit: KTO)


Attendees of The Meetings Show this year were in for a Korean-style treat thanks to the participation of many of the country’s major business events providers this past June 29-30 in London. Korea’s strong appeal as a business and leisure destination was in evidence, with the Korea MICE Bureau on hand especially to introduce its newly-updated support programs for business events hosted in the country.


Fellow co-host partner the Busan Convention & Visitors Bureau was also present. Korea’s second city, Busan showcased ‘HAEVENUE’ (Haeundae International Conference Complex), the city’s special MICE zone comprised of BEXCO (Busan Exhibition & Convention Center), accommodations (Paradise Hotel, Park Hyatt, Westin Josun Busan, Grand Josun), and unique venues (Nurimaru APEC House, Busan Cinema Center, Museum DAH). Busan will bid for the upcoming 2030 World Expo, and recently appointed K-pop sensation BTS as Honorary Ambassador to support promotions for the bid.


Also notably attending was The Independence Hall of Korea, a Korea Unique Venue located in Chungcheongnam-do Province. Comprised of seven spacious exhibition halls, a convention hall, auditorium and outdoor spaces, The Independence Hall of Korea offers the perfect setting for unique MICE events while capturing the spirit of the Korean people’s fight for freedom and peace.


Meanwhile, new to The Meetings Show this year were Korea MICE Association, representing the Korea MICE industry, and Changwon Exhibition Convention Center (CECO), located in the southern city of Changwon, an industrial city home to major global companies. Corporate event planners looking for incentive service providers in Korea were also able to checkout Danim Events, a full service Destination Management Company at the Korea stand.


Korea continues to make headway into cementing its place as one of the world’s most popular convention destinations. The most recent UIA statistics report placed Korea second worldwide for international association events. Recent ICCA rankings announced in May 2022 also showed Seoul had risen into the top 5 of global top cities for international meetings.


This was Korea’s first in-person attendance at The Meetings Show since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pre-Covid-19, Korea annually attended The Meetings Show, the UK’s premier meetings industry networking and education expo. The Korea MICE Expo, Korea’s own principal meetings expo, will take place this year from November 9-10.


Find out where else Korea will be exhibiting overseas here, or send your inquiries to mice@knto.or.kr.


711 Travel [Korea] PCR Test Required within One Day upon Arrival 2022-07-20 Hit:30
710 Industry MICE Media Famtour Showcases Korea's Unique Venues 2022-07-14 Hit:55
709 Press Release Korea Tourism Organization Acquires ISO 20121 Certification 2022-05-09 Hit:465
708 Travel Social Distancing Restrictions Heightened for 2 Weeks 2021-12-30 Hit:315
707 Industry Korea Appoints New Honorary Ambassador for MICE Tourism 2021-12-14 Hit:380
706 Travel First Tourists Enter Korea after Travel Bubble Agreement with Singapore 2021-12-02 Hit:392
705 Press Release Korea Wins Bid to Host 27th World Congress of Neurology in 2025 2021-10-27 Hit:9441