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[HanCinema's Digest] Travel Bug Bites

2015/11/15 | Permalink

Experience Seoul through one blogger's eyes, the Korean Tourism Organisation promotes Korea in the aftermath of the MERS outbreak, Jeju is getting so popular they're building another airport, and families travel to North Korea to see their relatives after years of living apart.

"In South Korea, Donna McIntyre finds a nation struggling with its past, but happy about its future".

Visiting Korea for the first time can be a little daunting, especially if your culture of origin is significantly different. Of course that's all part the experience, finding out about places and people. In this post, Donna shares her tack on modern Korea and its people with an eye on the future.

…READ ON NEW ZEALAND HERALD

"S Korea goes all out to woo Thai tourists"

South Korea took quite a hit earlier this year during the MERS outbreak, but the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) is upping its game in terms of trying to reinvigorate the industry. The organisation hopes to attract millions of tourists in the next three years through a national campaign that's targeting, specifically, Thailand.

…READ ON THE NATION

"S. Korea's Jeju island to get second airport as visitors surge"

As far as beautiful natural scenery goes, South Korea's Jeju island is simply a must if you looking to experience one the country's stunning natural landscapes. This small island off the south coast is currently enjoying heavy interest from both local and foreign travellers: there are more shops being opened, more tours can now easily be found, individuals and organisations are buying up land, and in response travellers can now expect to find a second airport on the island. The project will cost an estimated $3.6 billion and is scheduled for completion in 2025.

…READ ON THE MALAY MAIL

"Elderly South Koreans Travel North For First Reunion With Relatives Since 2010"

The Korean War tore many families apart during those cold years, and for those who still have family living in North Korea years can pass without ever having seen or heard from them. Reportedly, there are more than 65,000 people on the waiting list to see their families across the DMZ.

…READ ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES

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