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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Fri, June 2, 2023 | 05:02
Korea seeks to attract Middle Eastern tourists
The Korean government and the private sector have set their sights on tourists from the Middle East by tapping the popularity of Korean culture in the region, according to the culture ministry, Thursday. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a meeting in Seoul, Wednesday, with the taskforce devoted to activating exchanges with the Middle East to discuss how to expa...
Busan's tourist attractions highlight historic legacy
Korea's southeastern port city of Busan is in a race against Riyadh, Odesa and Rome to win the bid to host the World Expo 2030. However, Busan is more than just a candidate city for the global exhibition, offering several tourist attractions that bring messages of peace and sustainable life with nature and also carry on the region's historical legacy.
Cherry blossoms' abnormally early blooming moves up spring flower festivals
The unexpectedly early blooming of spring flowers in Korea this year has left local governments scrambling to host their flower festivals earlier than usual to prevent the long-awaited mask-free spring events from ending up flower-free.
Dynamic harbor city Busan, where future, past meet
Korea's southeastern port city of Busan is representative of the country's dynamic rise from a war-torn nation to helping it on its journey of becoming the 10th-largest economy in the world today, as reflected in the city's proposed theme for the World Expo 2030 - Transforming Our World, Navigating Toward a Better Future.
Chun Woo-won apologizes to Gwangju victims, calls grandfather 'criminal'
Former dictator Chun Doo-hwan's grandson Woo-won became the first in his family to kneel down and apologize to the people who suffered during the 1980 Gwangju pro-democracy movement, Friday. Some of the bereaved families accepted the apology from the strongman's descendant.
Prime minister supports Busan's EXPO bid
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo signs a message wishing for the southeastern port city of Busan to win its bid to host the World Expo 2030 at a promotional booth run by Starbucks Korea in Gwanghwamun Square, central Seoul, Friday. Courtesy of Starbucks Korea
Japanese top visitors to Korea in 2023 as tourism rebounds
Korea's tourism industry is steadily recovering from the blow dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic. A large part of this recovery is Japanese tourists who account for the largest cohort of travelers to the country during the first two months of 2023, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said, Thursday.
Korean aesthetics, spirit live on at Gyeongbok Palace
In the middle of a forest of skyscrapers and LED lights in the heart of central Seoul stands Gyeongbok Palace, the greatest and arguably most beautiful among the capital's five main royal palaces. Gyeongbok Palace, its name meaning “palace greatly blessed by heaven,” is one of Korea's most famous and popular travel attractions visited by millions of people every year. It serv...
Korea-Japan relations experts call for joint research to co-write history textbooks
The Korean and Japanese governments need to increase exchanges between the countries' history researchers and textbook writers to improve understanding of differing views of history and ultimately co-write textbooks, experts on Korea-Japan relations said, Wednesday.
Multiculturalism campaign kicks off
Sunfull Foundation Chairman Min Byung-chul, front row third from right, attends the launching event of a campaign to encourage respect for multicultural families and foreign residents in Korea at the National Assembly in Seoul, Monday. Lawmakers and some 40 foreign diplomats were ...
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