Premium Guides Boosts Seoul Tourism to A New Level
Dec29

Premium Guides Boosts Seoul Tourism to A New Level

The premium tourism commentary guide service is an intangible asset to the city’s recreation, culture, art, and tourism facilities and culture and heavily supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Tourism Organization. Currently, Seoul City offers the premium commentary guide service in nine major tourist spots with over 30 premium commentators delivering unparalleled guide service based on their professional...

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1,700 Weina executives and employees enjoys Seoul’s hospitality
Dec29

1,700 Weina executives and employees enjoys Seoul’s hospitality

Winter winds didn’t dampen spirits as 1,700 executives and employees of Shanghai Weina Cosmetics Co., Ltd (hereafter ‘Weina’) visited Seoul for an incentive tour in mid-December. The large group of executives and employees of Weina arrived by chartered flight from six cities across China. They visited Korea for four nights and five days and enjoyed the scenic sights of Seoul and Busan. Seoul Tourism Organization provided them with ▲ a...

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Premium Commentators Who Take Seoul Tourism to the Next Level
Dec05

Premium Commentators Who Take Seoul Tourism to the Next Level

Seoul City and Seoul Tourism Organization supports the premium tourism commentary service tailored to a wide array of topics, such as recreation, culture, art, and tourist venues. Similar to cultural and tourist commentators, premium commentators are responsible for providing commentaries on major tourist attractions in Seoul and offering premium commentaries to MICE participants. Currently, Seoul City offers premium commentary...

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Seoul Chosen as the World’s Best MICE City
Nov30

Seoul Chosen as the World’s Best MICE City

Seoul has once again received top honors as a MICE city by two major business and travel magazines. Seoul was named the “Best International Business Meetings Destination” by Business Traveler US for its annual Business Traveler Awards while Global Traveler awarded Seoul as the “Best MICE City” in its annual Global Traveler Tested Awards. It marked Seoul’s fifth consecutive win since 2012 in Business Traveler’s annual awards as the...

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New Programs to Be Added for Team Building Seoul for 2017
Nov30

New Programs to Be Added for Team Building Seoul for 2017

Seoul Metropolitan Government, together with the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO), has been running its Team Building program(Teambuilding with Seoul) as one of the city’s many support services for qualifying business event participants. Currently the program features 19 activities from mission-based games to culturally-immersive programs, aimed at developing cooperation among participants. The STO collaborated with members of the...

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Introducing Seoul’s New Unique Venues
Nov30

Introducing Seoul’s New Unique Venues

The Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) designates and supports unique venues in Seoul to help MICE event organizers choose the right place for their events (see article). The STO has recently accepted more sites as unique venues to make events exceptional. Riverside Facility If you want something besides a traditional conference hall, try the venues alongside Han River, one of Seoul’s notable geographical features. ▹E-land...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》①Challenge MICE Quiz! MICE Golden Bell!
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》①Challenge MICE Quiz! MICE Golden Bell!

Quiz 1. This is a ‘document’ that an organizer submits to elicit bids from external suppliers for a desired service. ‘This document’ includes request information on details such as conference venues for MICE event hosting, accommodation sizes, financial support, available social events, and invitation plans. What is ‘this document’?Request For Proposal Quiz 2. To promote the city’s image, the...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》②MICE Industry Veterans Narrate Lively Experiences at ‘Real Time of Meeting MICE’
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》②MICE Industry Veterans Narrate Lively Experiences at ‘Real Time of Meeting MICE’

What if you had the opportunity to meet and discuss with MICE industry veterans who had overseen numerous major MICE events? During the Seoul MICE Week, a talk session was held featuring a group of panelists with varying years of experience in the MICE industry. The ‘Real Time of Meeting MICE’ aimed to offer clear solutions to questions from individuals aspiring to start a career in MICE answered by experienced seniors in the industry...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》③Landing Jobs in MICE through ‘MICE Counseling for Jobseekers’! and MICE! Ask for Anything
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》③Landing Jobs in MICE through ‘MICE Counseling for Jobseekers’! and MICE! Ask for Anything

During the ‘Golden Bell’ and ‘Real Time of Meeting MICE’ events, the counseling booth of ‘Jobcenter, MICE Ask for Anything’ operated in the lobby for undergraduates and jobseekers. With youth unemployment and job creation a global issue, Seoul City provided the career counseling program to share job information and tips for young jobseekers in the MICE sector. The career counseling booths were prepared by...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》 ④’MICE TO MEET YOU!’ Four MICE University Organizations Develop Future Bonds of Seoul’s MICE Industry
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》 ④’MICE TO MEET YOU!’ Four MICE University Organizations Develop Future Bonds of Seoul’s MICE Industry

After the 2016 Seoul MICE Week wrapped up a busy first day, about 100 students attended the ‘MICE Night of Students’ event. Despite a number of formal and informal MICE student groups found around the country, meetings generally tend to be on a local basis making exchange with other groups from other regions difficult. The lack of opportunities for interaction limits experience and information exchange for these aspiring...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》 ⑤The 2016 Seoul International MICE Forum
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》 ⑤The 2016 Seoul International MICE Forum

On November 24, the 2016 Seoul International MICE Forum was held at Grand Ballroom of Four Seasons Hotel Seoul. In this forum, global MICE leaders delivered lectures on the future trends of the MICE industry which was followed by a lively discussion on the future MICE direction for Seoul, the world’s 3rd largest international meetings city. In session 1, the keynote speech on ‘Future MICE Trend: Sustainability’ was...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》 ⑥Expanded Seoul MICE Alliance Looks to 2017 at the Annual Seoul MICE Alliance Meeting
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》 ⑥Expanded Seoul MICE Alliance Looks to 2017 at the Annual Seoul MICE Alliance Meeting

– 320 members from the Seoul MICE Alliance MICE Industry Participate in annual meeting The Annual Meeting of the Seoul MICE Alliance (SMA) was held on November 4 at the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul where members of the city’s leading MICE organizations gathered to review the alliance’s activity for 2016, discuss the plans for the new year, and explore collaborative opportunities. . This year’s meeting was attended by 324 individuals...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》⑦International Reporters from MICE Media Outlets Visit the Seoul MICE Week
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》⑦International Reporters from MICE Media Outlets Visit the Seoul MICE Week

– Major American and European MICE media outlets attend Seoul’s MICE Media Tour over six days Reporters from seven major international MICE and business travel media outlets visited Seoul, from November 21 through 26, as part of the Seoul MICE Media Tour. The media tour was the second hosted this year by Seoul with the first, held in May, focusing on major publications from Chinese and Asia-Pacific publications. Like all of...

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《2016 Seoul MICE Week》⑧What are the Most Popular Activities for Visitors From Abroad in Seoul?
Nov30

《2016 Seoul MICE Week》⑧What are the Most Popular Activities for Visitors From Abroad in Seoul?

The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) kicked off an online survey titled, “The Most Favorite Experience Activity When Visiting Seoul” for non-Koreans living abroad. The survey was conducted for nine days, from November 21 to 29, and was designed to help the city form a better idea on the desired experiences for visitors to Seoul. The online event was accessible via Seoul’s copy-right...

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Seoul Wins Bid to Host the UAA in 2020 Through its Bidding Support Clinic
Oct27

Seoul Wins Bid to Host the UAA in 2020 Through its Bidding Support Clinic

The Seoul Convention Bureau (SCB) of the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) provides the Bidding Support Clinic program to help event organizers in Korea attract and host international MICE events. Continuing from the previous issue (Interview with Professor Lee Tae-rim/Seoul’s Bidding Support Clinic Helps City Clinch the Bid to Host the IBC), Lee Seung-ae from the Korean Urological Association (KUA) shares the story behind...

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