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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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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《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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Statistical Analysis of WiFi-Equipped Seoul MICE Cards Reflects Broad Usage
Oct27

Statistical Analysis of WiFi-Equipped Seoul MICE Cards Reflects Broad Usage

The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) distributed more than 1,000 MICE cards with WiFi capability (see the related article), as part of Seoul’s support for qualifying business events, to participants in ‘the 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XII) and the 6th Asia-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM VI)’ last July. Based on the distribution, an analysis was...

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Interpretation Program Offers Linguistic Support for Tourism Industry Workers
Oct27

Interpretation Program Offers Linguistic Support for Tourism Industry Workers

Inbound tourism statistics released by the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute found that a total number of 11.47 million visited Korea this year from January through August. Of this total, Chinese visitors amounted to 5.6 million, accounting for 49% of total visitors, followed by Japanese visitors with a total number of 1.45 million. When examining visitors from other nations, during the same period, more than 260,000 tourists...

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Seoul Adds 36 New Member Organizations to its MICE Alliance, Strengthening Support For MICE Events
Sep27

Seoul Adds 36 New Member Organizations to its MICE Alliance, Strengthening Support For MICE Events

Seoul Adds 36 New Member Organizations to its MICE Alliance, Strengthening Support For MICE Events The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) have announced this year’s roster of organizations accepted to its Seoul MICE Alliance (SMA). Launched in 2011, the SMA has steadily grown in membership with a total of 195 member companies in 10 sectors as of last year. With 36 additional new member companies...

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Seoul MICE Human Resource Development Program 2016 Fosters and Recruits MICE Talents
Aug26

Seoul MICE Human Resource Development Program 2016 Fosters and Recruits MICE Talents

“Miss. A, your resume is well-written overall but much too broad. If I was a recruiting manager of this company, I would scrutinize your experience in international convention secretariats and experience studying abroad. And make sure to emphasize your Chinese language skills.” “Mr. B, your resume reads a little too much like literature. Recruiters want to look for facts so it is better to avoid writing your resume...

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Don’t buy a transportation card, try using the MICE card.
Aug26

Don’t buy a transportation card, try using the MICE card.

David, an American attendee of the recently held World Congress on Computational Mechanics in Seoul, quickly became a fan of the MICE card he received from the event organizers after trying it out. Mentioning that the MICE card reconfirmed Korea’s position as an IT powerhouse he added that the card made his visit easier as he did not have to walk around to find a WiFi spot. After trying it out, he summarized the benefits the...

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Unique Venues Complete Unique Events
Aug26

Unique Venues Complete Unique Events

#1. In a meeting room filled with the standard square tables and hard chairs, one of the attendees, Mr. A, raises his hand to share his opinion. Hundreds of attendees turn their heads to stare at him and Mr. A suddenly is at a loss for words. The host of the meeting, standing under the bright lighting, frowns and stares into the darkness to identify Mr. A who, flustered, quickly wraps up what he was going to say and sits down, looking...

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Seoul Launches New “Discover Seoul Pass” Tourist Card
Aug26

Seoul Launches New “Discover Seoul Pass” Tourist Card

The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Tourism Organization have launched a new sightseeing and transportation card for foreign tourists.The new Discover Seoul Pass is a one day pass for foreign tourists allowing entry to 16 of some of Seoul’s top attractions including the royal palaces, museums, and other interactive attractions. The Discover Seoul Pass, launched on July 29th, is valid for 24 hours with activation beginning...

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Coex ~ Jamsil Sports Complex, Center of the MICE Industry
Jul25

Coex ~ Jamsil Sports Complex, Center of the MICE Industry

The Coex and Jamsil Sports Complex area is set to undergo a major expansion in size and infrastructure. Seoul recently released a series of development plans for the southeast district beginning with the announcement of the Hyundai Global Business Center (GBC) last February, the Jamsil Sports Complex vicinity in April, and for the underground space of Yeongdong-daero in May. Through these developments, Seoul hopes to create an...

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FAM Tour Over Words
Jun24

FAM Tour Over Words

Now various local governments and tour agencies hold fam tours to activate and promote local tourism industry. A Fam tour is an event that gives opinion leaders like media personnel and buyers, sometimes general public, chances to visit tourist spots or experience activity programs, and has become one of the most important means to promote tour destinations. Seoul Tourism Organization regularly supports such fam tours to promote their...

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Prepare International Conferences with ‘Hosting Clinic’
Jun24

Prepare International Conferences with ‘Hosting Clinic’

Seoul Convention Bureau of Seoul Tourism Organization is supporting its Hosting Clinic Program, which involves four steps of ①making strategies and providing special consultation by officials of Seoul Tourism Organization dedicated to hosting international conferences, based on condition analyses; ②roviding contents for PTs; ③checking PT’s storytelling methods and its English scripts and 1 on 1 presentation trainings in English with...

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Do You Know Seoul MICE Supporters?
May30

Do You Know Seoul MICE Supporters?

#1 Ms. A is a college student majoring in Chinese language. She joined the Seoul MICE Supporters and does interpretation for tourists with big incentives, and says that the job is a great opportunity to utilize her major, make a decent income, and most of all, to give good images of Seoul to the tourists. #2 Mr. B has been working as a member of the MICE supporters for 3 years. He stresses that the MICE certificate is ‘much more...

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