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.

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

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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!

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

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

Chief Assignment Editor 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

Japan cancels 940 regular flights to South Korea amid souring ties

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 29, 2019

According to Japanese news sources, more than 30% of regular flights between Japan and South Korea have been canceled since ... Read More

North Korean Tourism: Does it violate UN Sanctions ?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 27, 2019

Mount Kumgang or the Kumgang Mountains are a mountain/mountain range, with a 1,638-metre-high Birobong peak, in Kangwon-do, North Korea. It ... Read More

Kim Jong-un commands South Korean tourist resort to be destroyed

editor editor- October 24, 2019

Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, visited the Mount Kumgang tourist resort, which was initially operated by North Korea and ... Read More

Los Angeles-bound A380 Superjumbo jet burns at Seoul Incheon Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 18, 2019

Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 Superjumbo jet's engine caught fire during refueling at Seoul Incheon Airport. The fire reportedly broke out ... Read More

Jamaica calls for a Regional Tourism Resilience Fund at GCF in South Korea

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 8, 2019

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlettis attending the second edition of the Green climate fund (GCF) in South Korea. The ... Read More

Budapest Airport gets a LOT of Seoul

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 23, 2019

With the number of Korean visitors quadrupling over the last four years, Budapest Airport and LOT Polish Airlines worked closely ... Read More

Busan positioning itself to be next big meetings city

editor editor- September 2, 2019

Busan city in South Korea is positioning itself to become the next biggest destination for the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & ... Read More

Korean Air and Royal Brunei Airlines codeshare agreement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 2, 2019

Korean Air and Royal Brunei Airlines have announced the launch of a codeshare partnership starting on September 4. Codeshare agreements ... Read More

Korean Air slashes Japan routes amid flaring tensions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 21, 2019

Korean Air has announced its plans to adjust the frequency of some routes, in consideration of decreasing demand of Japanese ... Read More

DEA Agents, UNWTO officials and many more impressed with artist Tae-Hong Min from South Korea

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 12, 2019

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Survivor Benefit Fund told Mr. Tae-Hing Min from South Korea: Your commitment to the DEA ... Read More

Budapest Airport gets Seoul with new year-round route

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 31, 2019

LOT Polish Airlines has announced year-round flights between Budapest Airport and Seoul Incheon. The route will be operated three times ... Read More

International Nightlife Association regrets the tragedy at South Korean nightclub, demands investigation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 27, 2019

Following the unpleasant accident occurred this past dawn at the Coyote Ugly Club located in the town of Gwangju (South ... Read More

2 people killed, 16 injured in Korean nightclub collapse

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 27, 2019

A balcony at a South Korean nightclub collapsed while the country was hosting the world swimming championships, killing two people ... Read More

Drunk US soldier hijacks taxi in Seoul, tasered, arrested by Korean police

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 25, 2019

United States Forces Korea (USFK) are investigating a serviceman who was arrested after hitting a taxi driver in downtown Seoul ... Read More

Go Global Travel completes three additional acquisitions of B2B accommodation providers

editor editor- July 25, 2019

· Go Global Travel welcomes Olympia Europe (UK) and two Italian based companies into its family · Go Global Travel ... Read More

Korean Airlines follows Skyteam to support Habitat for Humanity

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 22, 2019

Korean Air employees participated in a home building project in Silay, Negros Occidental, Philippines, on July 20. Since 2013, Korean ... Read More

South Korea and Japanese Tourism ruled by history: Japan is worried!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2019

Japan and South Korea are people of a similar mentality and outlook on life. Both nations are conservative in one ... Read More