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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

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

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

Japan cancels 940 regular flights to South Korea amid souring ties

mm 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

mm 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

mm 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

mm 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

mm 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

mm 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

mm 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

mm 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

Vietjet launches Nha Trang and Busan route

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 18, 2019

New-age carrier Vietjet has officially launched its latest international route connecting Vietnam’s popular beach city, Nha Trang with Busan, South ... Read More

Suncheon: Korea’s ecological capital

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- July 11, 2019

Suncheon, located in South Jeolla Province, is known for the Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve and other rich ecological reserves and ... Read More

Busan to Helsinki on Finnair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2019

Korean beachside destination Busan will significantly expand its connectivity with the European business and leisure supply market next year with ... Read More

Korean Airlines increases network to China and Philippines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 3, 2019

Korean Air will launch four new routes in the remaining part of the year--three in cities in China and one ... Read More

Korean Airlines banks on Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 18, 2019

Korean Air and Air Lease Corporation today announced at the Paris Air Show the airline plans to add 30 new ... Read More

The rising city of eco-tourism

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019

The city of Daegu is celebrating '2020-the year of Tourism in Daegu and Gyeongbuk' by creating the new brand 'Natural ... Read More

IATA Resolution calls for Implementation of Global Carbon Offsetting Scheme

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 7, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on governments to continue ... Read More

Dark Tourism: South Korea using massacre to lure tourists

Linda Hohnholz Linda Hohnholz- June 7, 2019

What is often referred to as dark tourism is now a hopeful light in terms of tourism for South Korea. ... Read More

Templestay: a unique experience in Korea

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019

Have you ever dreamed of getting away from your busy lives? Do you want to know how to really love ... Read More

Winners of IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards announced

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the winners of the inaugural IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards in three categories: ... Read More

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Host 76th IATA AGM in Amsterdam

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 2, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting ... Read More

Carsten Spohr New IATA Board Chairman

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 2, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Lufthansa Group Chief Executive Officer, Carsten Spohr, has assumed his duties as ... Read More

IATA sets trends for Global Aviation on Environment, Slots, Baggage Tracking, One ID and Disabled Passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019

IATA's 75th Annual General Meeting in Seoul, South Korea passed five important resolutions setting the trend in the global aviation ... Read More

IATA forecast for global aviation in 2019 is not so good for reasons listed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry to ... Read More

Homosexuality is a sin: South Korea’s Gay Pride Festival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019

Thousands of members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community from Korea mixed with tourists from around Asia and ... Read More

SkyTeam Announces Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air, as Chair of its Alliance Board

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 1, 2019

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has announced Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air, as the new chairperson of ... Read More