Category: South Korea travel news

South Korea travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on South Korea. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in South Korea. Seoul Travel information. South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, shares one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders with North Korea. It’s equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital.

Aeroflot resumes regular flights to Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and South Korea
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Aeroflot resumes regular flights to Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and South Korea

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 22, 2020

Russian flag carrier, Aeroflot, announces that international service between Moscow and Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), Belarus (Minsk) and Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan) will restart ... Read More

Apple, Nokia, Sony worried facing Samsung’s latest 5G technology
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Apple, Nokia, Sony worried facing Samsung’s latest 5G technology

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 30, 2020

Is Samsung about to take the lead in smartphones? Apple, Nokia, and  Sony must be worried. Samsung announced today the ... Read More

Korean Air launches safety education program
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Korean Air launches safety education program

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Korean Air has rolled out a ‘CARE FIRST’ informational program – emphasizing its multiple layers of protection throughout the passenger ... Read More

What to Do When COVID-19 Ends? Celebrate with a Trip to Busan!
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What to Do When COVID-19 Ends? Celebrate with a Trip to Busan!

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 31, 2020

Our minds have already gone on vacation, but our bodies are still stuck at home. The only thing we can ... Read More

Emergency inspections of all South Korean Boeing 737 jets ordered
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Emergency inspections of all South Korean Boeing 737 jets ordered

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 25, 2020

South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) issued an emergency order today, ordering all South Korean airlines to ... Read More

LOT Polish Airlines resumes Seoul service from Budapest Airport
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LOT Polish Airlines resumes Seoul service from Budapest Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 21, 2020

Budapest Airport has today witnessed the resumption of its first long-haul service since many parts of the world came to ... Read More

Incheon introduces nature tourist spots in this Korean City
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Incheon introduces nature tourist spots in this Korean City

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

Incheon, the gateway city of Korea, introduced healing urban spaces of its city through 'Incheonjichang', summer edition, 2020. 'Incheonjichang' is ... Read More

Guam postpones reopening of travel for Japan, South Korea & Taiwan
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Guam postpones reopening of travel for Japan, South Korea & Taiwan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 26, 2020

Prioritizing the safety of island residents and travelers, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that the reopening of travel ... Read More

New Mercure hotel opens in Seoul’s trendy Hongdae district
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New Mercure hotel opens in Seoul’s trendy Hongdae district

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 22, 2020

Accor Ambassador Korea, in partnership with Seohan Tourism Development Co., Ltd, is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of Mercure ... Read More

Good Job Korea!
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Good Job Korea!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 15, 2020

Good Job Korea is the overall feeling in the Republic of Korea. Koreans are proud of what they had achieved ... Read More

Nightlife industry asks not to be criminalized for South Korea COVID-19 outbreak
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Nightlife industry asks not to be criminalized for South Korea COVID-19 outbreak

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 14, 2020

Due to the numerous articles and news reports as a result of the recent coronavirus outbreak linked to a South Korean ... Read More

COVID-19 flares up in Seoul’s main leisure district
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COVID-19 flares up in Seoul’s main leisure district

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 9, 2020

South Korea’s capital city  authorities have been on high alert after a new cluster of coronavirus infections was linked to ... Read More

Asia-Pacific hotels continue profit free fall
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Asia-Pacific hotels continue profit free fall

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2020

Asia-Pacific, where the coronavirus first appeared, continues to serve as the baseline for global hotel data performance comparison. March data ... Read More

The ones to watch: 5 countries on path to recovery from COVID-19
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The ones to watch: 5 countries on path to recovery from COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 28, 2020

With over three million confirmed cases and upwards of 200,000 fatalities in the world, there are few signs of the ... Read More

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African Tourism Board applauds United Bank of Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2020

The African Tourism Board, a pan-African international, intergovernmental organization founded with the vision to promote Africa's huge tourism assets as ... Read More

Countries to avoid travel during Coronavirus:  San Marino the worst, China dropping to 12, Italy 8, USA 48
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Countries to avoid travel during Coronavirus: San Marino the worst, China dropping to 12, Italy 8, USA 48

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020

Currently, 110,090 are infected by Coronavirus. 3831 people died and 62,301 recovered from COVID-19 China is still the country with ... Read More

Travel Warnings against South Korea
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Travel Warnings against South Korea

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 28, 2020

The United States Government issued a level 3 travel advisory for the Republic of Korea. The recent outbreak of Coronavirus ... Read More

Closing Hawaii for Korean Visitors: Hawaiian Airlines takes a lead
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Closing Hawaii for Korean Visitors: Hawaiian Airlines takes a lead

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 26, 2020

Closing Hawaii for Korean tourists was a call made by many in Hawaii, including leaders in the travel and tourism ... Read More

Israel taking steps to minimize global spread of Coronavirus COVID-19
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Israel taking steps to minimize global spread of Coronavirus COVID-19

editor editor- February 26, 2020

Israel is taking no chances with the outbreak and spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Numerous flights have been cancelled and foreigners ... Read More

Delta slashes flights to South Korea due to Coronavirus
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Delta slashes flights to South Korea due to Coronavirus

editor editor- February 26, 2020

From February 29 through April 30, Delta Air Lines will suspend service between Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) in Minnesota, USA, and ... Read More

Closing Hawaii for Korean Tourists?
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Closing Hawaii for Korean Tourists?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 25, 2020

Hawaii is the most isolated place on earth with the next city (San Francisco) 2500 miles away. Hawaiian residents and ... Read More

COVID 2019 border closings: Are Korean tourists next?
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COVID 2019 border closings: Are Korean tourists next?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2020

Coronavirus is becoming a global scare. Korean visitors are no longer allowed to visit Israel at this time. Before the ... Read More

Coronavirus in South Korea: Busan reports 22 cases
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Coronavirus in South Korea: Busan reports 22 cases

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2020

22 new cases of COVID 2019 cases are reported from Busan, Republic of Korea. At the same time, China only ... Read More

Why Israel says no to visitors from Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand?
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Why Israel says no to visitors from Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand?

The Media Line The Media Line- February 23, 2020

The Republic of Korea Embassy protested in Tel Aviv about a Korean Airlines flight that was not allowed to disembark ... Read More

Are Japanese travelers spreading Coronavirus unknowingly?
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Are Japanese travelers spreading Coronavirus unknowingly?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020

A Japanese man has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shortly after returning from a visit to Indonesia, ... Read More

U.S. State Department alert for Japan and the Republic of Korea on COVID-19 outbreak
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U.S. State Department alert for Japan and the Republic of Korea on COVID-19 outbreak

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020

Exercise Increased Caution due to an outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2).    This is the message on ... Read More

South Korean Tourism Official: COVID-19 is under control!
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South Korean Tourism Official: COVID-19 is under control!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020

Imagine your Korea is the tourism slogan for South Korea. South Koreans love to travel and South Korea welcomes visitors. ... Read More

Las Vegas-bound Korean Air jet diverted to LAX over coronavirus scare
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Las Vegas-bound Korean Air jet diverted to LAX over coronavirus scare

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2020

Las Vegas-bound Korean Air Flight KE005 was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport today, after it was discovered that three ... Read More

Korean Air lands at Budapest Airport
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Korean Air lands at Budapest Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 31, 2020

Budapest Airport’s record growth continues as the Hungarian capital announces yet another new airline for summer 2020.  Korean Air, the ... Read More

Korea-Spain Visit Years are trending: FITUR will show why
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Korea-Spain Visit Years are trending: FITUR will show why

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

Korea has become one of the trendiest tourist destinations in the world. Spanish visitors love trendy destinations, and they love ... Read More

Vietjet launches new Seoul, Taipei, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Kagoshima flights
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Vietjet launches new Seoul, Taipei, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Kagoshima flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020

Vietjet has started the new year on a progressive note with the expansion of its international network to three Asian ... Read More

Korean Air appoints new leader for the Americas
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Korean Air appoints new leader for the Americas

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 7, 2020

The Korean Air Co., Ltd announced that Daniel Song has been appointed managing vice president and director of Korean Air’s ... Read More

South Korea has a big tourism plan: 30 Public Access Lagoons
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South Korea has a big tourism plan: 30 Public Access Lagoons

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2019

When we think of Korea, we immediately relate it to crowded metropolises. Crystal Lagoons has recently signed one of the ... Read More

Budapest Airport adds a LOT more to route map
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Budapest Airport adds a LOT more to route map

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 27, 2019

Budapest Airport’s launch of year-round service to Seoul Incheon with LOT Polish Airlines earlier this year significantly contributed to the ... Read More

Korean Airlines new approach to communicate safety
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Korean Airlines new approach to communicate safety

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 4, 2019

In-flight safety videos are required to present necessary safety information such as luggage storage, items banned during the flight, seat ... Read More

Seoul: North Korea won’t discuss demolition of ‘shabby’ South Korean hotels
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Seoul: North Korea won’t discuss demolition of ‘shabby’ South Korean hotels

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 30, 2019

South Korea on Monday proposed a working-level meeting with North Korea, just days after the North formally demanded that the ... Read More