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  • K-pop Playground, an Event for Hallyu Fans!

    K-pop Playground, an Event for Hallyu Fans!

    In celebration of the 2023-2024 Visit Korea Year, K-pop Playground, a series of events focusing on K-pop and Korean culture, will take place nationwide at regional festivals from May to September. The event will host a variety of programs, including a Random Play Dance Relay featuring K-pop idols and professional dance teams, and cultural pop-up booths where you can experience K-beauty, K-food, and other K-content firsthand. The first session of K-pop Playground kicked off in collaboration with the Chuncheon Mime Festival at Chuncheon Legoland on May 31. The remaining series of K-pop Playground event will take place in diverse regions such as Busan, Seoul, Daegu, Jeonju, Gyeongju, and Incheon, reaching a total of 10 sessions. The K-pop Playground is anticipated to promote the charms of Korea to K-pop and K-culture fans worldwide. Make sure to mark your calendar if you’re planning to visit Korea this year! ■ K-pop Playground Dates No. Date Region Venue Event/Festival Pop-up booth Cast 1 May 31 (Fri) Chuncheon Legoland Chuncheon Mime Festival Available on-site HolyBang, H1-KEY, Mbitious 2 June 8 (Fri) Busan Asiad Main Stadium One Asia Festival - Hook 3 June 15 (Sat) Seoul Hongdae Red Road Korea Beauty Festival Available on-site HolyBang, Billlie, BEBE 4 July 6 (Sat) Daegu Duryu Park Chimac Festival - Ladybounce 5 July 20 (Sat) Boryeong Daecheon Beach Boryeong Mud Festival - Ladybounce 6 Aug. 3 (Sat) Haenam Civic Plaza Haenam K-pop Festival (Planned) - Mbitious 7 Aug. 17 (Sat) Jeonju Jeonju Gyeonggijeon Plaza - - Ladybounce 8 Aug. 31 (Sat) Gyeongju Gyeongju Cultural Center 1918 Plaza - - Ladybounce 9 Sept. 7 (Sat) Incheon Munhak Stadium INK Concert Available on-site HolyBang 10 Sept. 28 (Sat) Seoul Gwanghwamun Square (Planned) - Available on-site HolyBang

    06/03/2024

  • 2024 Korea Health & Wellness Festival to Start

    2024 Korea Health & Wellness Festival to Start

    If your busy life has you feeling tired and in need of a break, then look no further than the upcoming Korea Health & Wellness Festival! Hosted by the Korea Tourism Organization, the festival has connections with the Korea Beauty Festival, taking play throughout the month of June in major areas of Seoul. A total of 112 medical facilities are participating in the Health & Wellness Festival, offering both traditional Korean treatments as well as cutting-edge medical techniques for a complete introduction to K-wellness culture. Visitors to the festival, taking place at Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Plaza, can experience medical tourism, wellness, and K-culture at once through the many programs, including a special performance stage, and various themed zones such as the Health Zone, Wellness Zone, K-Wave Zone, K-Beauty Zone, and K-Gourmet Zone. Depending on one’s interest, head to the appropriate booth to get a skin & health consultation, find methods to reduce stress, learn how to do make-up just like hallyu celebrities, or taste yummy Korean foods. VISIKOREA & haebom, a K-beauty experience platform, have teamed up for a joint promotional booth. VISITKOREA members can participate in an exclusive event and enjoy fun beauty experiences such as taking a mini personal color test. The month of June also celebrates the Wellness Tourism Experience Week, a discount campaign offering up to 35,000 won in discounts for admission or accommodations according to the theme of each week. The theme and events change each week, so be sure to check the details below. ● 2024 Korea Health & Wellness Festival - Period: May 31 – June 2, 2024 - Venue: Gwanghwamun Plaza - Websites: Official page , Instagram (Check program details and advanced registration for stage events) ● Wellness Tourism Experience Week Discount Event - Weekly themes: Beauty & Spa Week (June 1-7), Slow Trekking Week (June 8-14), Healing Yoga Week (June 15-21), Wellness Lifestyle Week (June 22-30) - Website: Details to be added to Yeogi Eottae on June 1, 10:00

    05/27/2024

  • All About Korea’s Digital Nomad Visa

    All About Korea’s Digital Nomad Visa

    Korea’s Digital Nomad “Workcation” Visa allows foreigners to travel and work remotely long-term in Korea. With the Digital Nomad Visa, you can fully immerse yourself in the Korean culture while working from wherever you want at the same time for one whole year. To be eligible for the Digital Nomad Visa, you must be a non-Korean citizen who is affiliated with an international company, meets the required minimum work experience and income, and can work remotely. If you want to break out of your norm and seek new experiences, consider Korea as your workcation destination! Q.. I am a freelancer. Am I eligible? ➔ A. Currently, the Digital Nomad Visa is eligible only to workers who are hired by or affiliated with an overseas business organization, and therefore not available to freelancers. Q.. Is the required income based on before or after tax deductions? ➔ A. The required income is based on gross income before tax deductions. Q.. I am coming with my family. Do my family members need to meet the visa eligibility requirements, too? ➔ A. Family members of the Digital Nomad Visa applicant are not required to meet the visa requirements as long as the applicant is eligible and documents proving kinship (i.e. family certificate) are provided. Q.. Will my visa be revoked if I leave my employer after I enter Korea with the Digital Nomad Visa? ➔ A. You are not legally required to report your working status after you enter Korea with the Digital Nomad Visa. However, you will not be eligible for visa extension and must leave the country by the visa expiration date. Q.. Do I need to pay taxes to Korea for overseas income? ➔ A. According to Income Tax Act Article 3 (Scope of Taxable Income), a foreign resident who has had his/her domicile or place of residence for not more than five years in total from ten years before the end of the relevant taxable period, a tax shall be imposed only on his/her income paid in or remitted to the Republic of Korea, in cases of taxable income from foreign sources. Also, citizens of countries that have a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Korea will not have tax imposed. * For any tax related inquiries, contact the National Tax Center (+82-126) For details, check the Korea Immigration Service . Read more about the Digital Nomad Visa below: ▶ South Korea Workation Guide: South Korea Workation Guide: Embrace the Digital Nomad Lifestyle ▶ South Korea Workation Guide: South Korea Workation Guide: 8 Places to Live and Work for Digital Nomads

    05/20/2024

  • [Winners Announcement] VISITKOREA K-Pop Concert Ticket Event (BOF Concert)

    [Winners Announcement] VISITKOREA K-Pop Concert Ticket Event (BOF Concert)

    Greetings from VISITKOREA! Thank you to everyone who participated in the VISITKOREA Grab K-POP Concert Tickets Event and congratulations to the winners! * Event period: May 3-14, 2024 * Winners announcement: May 17, 2024 * Prizes: 2 tickets for Busan One Asia Festival (BOF) – BIG Concert (25 winners) See below for our lucky winners! * Search by using the “Find” feature in your browser or press “Ctrl + F” * Winners will receive an email through their verified email address used during their VK member registration. * You must present your passport, your accompanying guest’s passport, and your winner announcement email at the ticket booth on-site on the day of the event to enter. * Disclaimer - The winner announcement will be sent through [email protected] . VISITKOREA will not be responsible in the case the winner fails to check the winner announcement email due to negligence, including not checking the junk/spam mailbox. - Tickets cannot be transferred or sold to a 3rd party. - A no-show may result in disadvantages in future ticket giveaway events. Busan One Asia Festival-BIG Ticket Winners 530****[email protected] hun*****[email protected] nao*********[email protected] 472****[email protected] abr**************[email protected] 127*****[email protected] nic***********[email protected] esg*************[email protected] nan***********[email protected] ohv*****[email protected] nik*****[email protected] cel*********[email protected] 459****[email protected] sao******[email protected] joc*****[email protected] ric*****[email protected] yok***[email protected] har************[email protected] ada****[email protected] car*********[email protected] ang*******[email protected] 071***[email protected] fai*****[email protected] a.l*********[email protected] gfh***[email protected]

    05/17/2024

  • Get Ready for the 2024 K-Food Show

    Get Ready for the 2024 K-Food Show

    The 2024 Seoul Food Distribution Expo and the K-Food Show will take place at the Korea Press Center and Seoul Plaza respectively on Wednesday, June 12. The opening ceremony is planned for 09:00 at the international conference hall in the Korea Press Center, along with a variety of exhibitions and programs held at the nearby Seoul Plaza and Seoul Madang. The Seoul Food Distribution Expo will host a K-food global marketing strategic conference at the international conference hall in the Korea Press Center. 150 guests will be invited to attend and take part in the conference covering topics related to food and distribution. In the meantime, the K-Food Show will take place at Seoul Plaza from 09:00 to 17:00 for the general public. Promotional booths featuring variety of food businesses will be available, offering a chance to taste popular Korean foods. A ramyeon structure will be installed on display at the center of the venue for taking photos. Food trucks will be parked, along with seat and table set-ups, at Seoul Madang in front of the Korea Press Center. Visitors are welcome to try Korean food and beverage as well as participate in social media photo events. 2024 Seoul Food Distribution Expo (K-Food Show) Event period: June 12, 2024 / 09:00-17:00 Venues: Seoul Plaza, Seoul Madang Eligibility: Anyone can participate on-site Inquiries: Seoul Food Distribution Expo Office (+82-2-6965-0055) Email: [email protected]

    05/16/2024

  • Korea Travel Fair 2024, Korea Comes to Singapore!

    Korea Travel Fair 2024, Korea Comes to Singapore!

    The Korea Travel Fair 2024 is taking place at Marina Square in Singapore from May 17-19, 2024. The Korea Tourism Organization is launching a hybrid marketing strategy as a way to appeal to both online and offline participants and to promote Korea as a tourist destination along with its culture and activities in the lieu of Visit Korea Year 2023-2024. The Korea Travel Fair 2024 will kick off with an opening ceremony on May 17 at 10:00, local time. Several programs are prepared, ranging from Korea tour advice & offers, 1330 Korea Travel Helpline promotions, Korean performance promotions to diverse interactive events. The most anticipated events include live shows and activities like the K-beauty Makeup Show and K-pop dance lessons. Attendees are recommended to check out the VISITKOREA booth and sign up as a member to receive a gift. An online roadshow is also currently taking place from April to May. Travel agencies, airlines, and OTA are offering promotional discounts and reward events related to Korea’s tourism hub cities, performance tourism, premium family trips, and other themed trips. Info Korea Travel Fair 2024 (Singapore) Event dates: May 17-19, 2024 Venue: Marina Square (Central Atrium, L2) Details >> Korea Travel Fair 2024 (Online) Event dates: April-May (2 months) Details >> Information on events in Hanoi, Ulaanbaatar, Manila, and New Delhi >> Korea Travel Fair 2024 Pre-registration Event Check it out and participate in the event if you are attending the travel fair! >> * You must log in to VISITKOREA to participate

    05/14/2024

Travel Highlights

  • Get Ready for Your Trip to Korea, the Origin and the Center of Esports

    Get Ready for Your Trip to Korea, the Origin and the Center of Esports

    The Land of the Calm Dawn has mastered the art of war, and emerged as home to the most renowned StarCraft players on Earth. Do not arrive idle to this melee. - StarCraft: Remastered (description o

    04/29/2024

  • Lotus Lantern Festival , Celebrating Traditional Buddhist Culture

    Lotus Lantern Festival , Celebrating Traditional Buddhist Culture

    Every May, Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) is held across Korea to celebrate the birth of the Buddha (lunar April 8). This is a Buddhist cultural festival that follows the idea of illuminatin

    05/10/2024

  • Her Dream Fulfilled: A Working Holiday in Korea, a Country Remarkably Similar to Japan!

    Her Dream Fulfilled: A Working Holiday in Korea, a Country Remarkably Similar to Japan!

    An increasing number of young adults around the world are embracing Korean culture and language, inspired by the Korean Wave, which encompasses K-pop, K-drama, K-beauty, and K-fashion. Korea is known

    04/23/2024

  • Embracing Life in Korea: A Working Holiday as a Path to Learning Korean

    Embracing Life in Korea: A Working Holiday as a Path to Learning Korean

    An increasing number of young adults around the world are embracing Korean culture and language, inspired by the Korean Wave, which encompasses K-pop, K-drama, K-beauty, and K-fashion. Korea is known

    04/23/2024

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