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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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735 Press Release Korea Tourism Organization and KOTRA Sign MOU to Promote Tourism and Trade Investment 2023-05-03 Hit:1065
734 Industry [Event Recap] 2023 Asia Pacific MICE Business Festival 2023-04-28 Hit:42
733 Industry [CVB Interview] Jeju Convention & Visitors Bureau 2023-04-28 Hit:42
732 Industry KTO Introduces Updated Support for International Conventions and Corporate Meetings & Incentives 2023-04-12 Hit:51
731 Travel [Korea] K-ETA Temporarily Exempt for 22 Countries 2023-04-10 Hit:23
730 Industry [CVB Interview] Gyeonggi Tourism Organization 2023-04-04 Hit:48
729 Industry KTO Hosts First Korea MICE Alliance Conference of 2023 2023-03-24 Hit:77
728 Press Release Korea Significantly Relaxes Support Requirements for International Conventions Support 2023-02-17 Hit:144
727 Press Release KTO Hosts Forum Seeking Ways to Revitalize Local MICE Industry 2022-12-21 Hit:86

KTO Hosts Forum Seeking Ways to Revitalize Local MICE Industry

-In Connection with 2030 Busan World Expo Bidding Efforts-


Photo: Panel Discussion at the MICE Industry Revitalization Forum (Credit: KTO)

The Korea Tourism Organization (President Kim Jang-sil) 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.

With active promotion currently taking place to attract the 2030 World Expo to Busan, this joint forum between the public and private sectors seeks to explore ways to revitalize the MICE industry in connection with the 2030 Busan World Expo bidding efforts, and to strengthen the competitiveness of the MICE industry in Busan and Korea’s southeast regions.

Presentations were given by Professor Yeo Hokeun (Dong-Eui University, Division of Hotel and Tourism Management) and Jung Kwang-Min (Research Fellow, Korea Culture and Tourism Institute). The panel was comprised of Kwon Jong Sool (Executive Director of Korea MICE Bureau), Ku Cheol-mun (MICE industry division, Busan Metropolitan City), Kwak Myung-Seob (The Busan Daily News), and Lee Bong Soon (The Korean Association of Professional Convention Organizers)

This year’s forum was open not only to related associations, academia and MICE industry officials, but local citizens interested in the discussion could participate as well.

Lee Younggeun, Director of the MICE Planning & Management Team at Korea MICE Bureau, stated, “This forum serves as an important venue to garner interest and participation for the 2030 Busan World Expo from the local government and the MICE industry, while at the same time seeking ways to grow the local MICE tourism industry post-COVID-19.”


726 Travel Seoul Lantern Festival Lights Up this Winter 2022-12-20 Hit:28