Tourism Organization is preparing to inspire buyers at AIME2014 in Melbourne
(18/19 February) to host their next meeting, incentive, conference or
exhibition in Korea. Buyers will be able to meet with Korea Tourism
Organization and co-exhibitors on the Korea stand 3100 as well as enjoy a
complete Korean experience in the Hosted Buyer Lounge which is sponsored by
Korea Tourism Organization this year.
Tourism Organization have twelve co-exhibitors joining AIME2014 – Seoul Tourism
Organization, Gyeongnam Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as
inbound MICE specialists and tour operators: US Tours & Travel, Jane
Tour & DMC, Creven Co. Ltd,, Kim’s Travel Co. Ltd., Plaza 21 Plus Travel
inc., Holiday Planners Co. Ltds., Bosuk Tours Ltd., Wow Corea Tour, KR Tour as
well as Lotte Hotel Seoul who are available to meet with buyers.
at AIME2014 will have the chance also to enjoy an authentic Korean experience
in the Hosted Buyer Lounge. Hosted buyers will be welcomed by ladies in
traditional Korean costume and have the chance to experience some hands on
will be invited to relax in the lounge and take part in some activities like
making traditional Korean fan, enjoying some medicinal Korean green tea and
snacks as well as have their photo taken in traditional Korean dress in the
photo Zone. Buyers will be able to watch promotional films on Korea and
have an overall Korean experience whist in the lounge.
to UIA statistics Korea was ranked fifth for the number of international
meetings in 2012. Korea is on the fast track to become one of the top
destinations for MICE events. MICE space in the country has expanded 70%
since the year 2000 and more facilities are being developed in key hubs to
boost the industry.
has had much experience over the years hosting major world events like the ’88
Seoul Olympic Games, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the G20 Summit in 2010.
Korea is also set to host the Winter Olympics in 2018.
will play host to some major exhibitions this year with the Seoul International
Sports & Leisure Industry (SPOEX) show from 20-23 February at the COEX
Exhibition Centre in Seoul. Also being held at COEX in Seoul this year
are KOGOLF, the Korean Golf Show which runs from 20-23 March, Seoul Living
Design Fair from 26-30 March, Jewelry Fair Korea 24-27 April, World IT Show
20-23 October and Food Week Korea from 12-15 November.
presently has nine major convention centers in cities throughout the country
including Seoul and Jeju Island off the southern coast of Korea. Easy
access to the country as well as convenient transportation such as the KTX
Express train allows connecting between major cities within two and half hour
range of Seoul.
and post tours are a great attraction as visitors can immerse themselves in the
remarkable cultural heritage and vibrant nature of Korea. Along with the
healthy cuisine visitors can join in activities such as learning hour to make
traditional Korean ceramics, experience a night in a Korean temple, stay in a
traditional Korean house (hanok), join a taekwondo training program or
experience oriental medical treatments and beauty therapies.
is a big attraction for visitors to Korea and there is a wide variety of
shopping choices including arcades, department stores, duty-free stores,
designer outlets, outdoor markets etc. Only in Seoul you can practically
shop 24hrs a day with all night shopping at Doota Shopping Mall until 5.30am.
theatre options are wide and varied including popular shows loved by tourists
to Seoul like Nanta and Jump. Traditional Korean music and dance
performances can be also enjoyed at places like Korea House and the Jeongdong
the normal tourist activities Korea also offers exciting adventures and the
beauty of nature. Mountain hiking and climbing, river rafting, skiing and
snowboarding are all very popular with visitors to Korea.
welcomes buyers and visitors to AIME2014 to join us on the Korea stand 3100 or
in the Hosted Buyer Lounge to learn more about what Korea has to offer MICE
visitors to the country.
22 January, 2014
information: Jennifer Doherty, Pr/Marketing Manager, Korea Tourism Org.