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MICE boosts tourism industry
In recent years, meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) have given regional economies and tourism industries a much-needed boost. As a high value-added business, MICE have encouraged many countries to strengthen their infrastructure to accommodate large-scale international events. In Korea, both the government and private sectors are rolling up their sleeves...
Rep. Park cleared of bribery charges
The Supreme Court sent the ruling that found Rep. Park Jie-won guilty on bribery charges back to the Seoul High Court, Thursday. The 74-year-old independent lawmaker, previously sentenced to a one-year prison term suspended for two years, will retain his parliamentary seat.
Court rules in favor of mayor's son
The Seoul Central District Court fined a doctor 15 million won ($12,240), Wednesday, for spreading false information about Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon’s son.
Task force to boost security at Incheon airport
A security task force will be set up at Incheon International Airport in March to tighten border control, following a series of security breaches.
Seoul retrieves N. Korea rocket's debris
The Navy has retrieved debris from North Korea’s long-range rocket, which was launched on Feb. 7, from the West Sea, the Ministry of National Defense said Thursday.
Citizens prefer income-based child support
Citizens seem to have begun realizing “free childcare programs” are not really free and will be halted whenever state or municipal coffers are empty. A survey showed a public preference for differential support based on parents’ income levels rather than the current same payment for all.
Father detained for allegedly killing son
A 49-year-old man has been detained for allegedly killing his nine-year-old son in Changnyeong County, South Gyeongsang Province.
Korea to attract 1 mil. Muslim tourists
The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said Thursday that it aims to attract 1 million Muslim tourists this year in an effort to diversify the inbound tourism market.
Suspect for fake bomb with memo in Arabic was Korean
Police have apprehended a suspect who allegedly planted a fake explosive device with a threatening letter written in Arabic at Incheon International Airport. The Incheon International Airport Police said Thursday that they detained the 36-year-old Korean man, surnamed Yu, at 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, at his home in Guro, Seoul.
Holidaymakers throng traditional markets
Traditional markets might be one of the best places to understand the culture of the regions where you are traveling. For the upcoming “Seollal” or Lunar New Year’s Day on Feb. 8, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) launched “Traditional Markets Selling and Buying Fun,” which features six markets that best represent the unique cultures of some popular tourist destinations in...
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