SOUTH KOREA

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

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DID YOU KNOW?

#1

South Koreans top the list worldwide in terms of hard liquor consumption! Jinro Soju, a Korean distilled rice liquor, is the bestselling liquor in the world for the 11th year in a row, outselling Smirnoff Vodka, which came in second

#2

Attending a housewarming party in Korea? Bring toilet paper or cleaning supplies such as detergent! Toilet paper is believed to bring success and good health, while the bubbles from the detergent symbolizes prosperity, wealth, and stability.

#3

The most common family names in South Korea are Kim, Lee, and Park, respectively; and more than 20% of South Koreans share the last name Kim!

QUICK FACTS

Useful information to help you decide if South Korea is the right destination for your event!

Recommended group size

Best for...

Flight connections

10 - 200 pax

Incentives and meetings

Korea is easily accessible from most major international cities. Groups and delegates mostly arrive at Incheon International Airport outside Seoul, 12-time award winner, where 90+ airlines fly to 186+ cities worldwide

Best time to visit

Avoid traveling on...

Local currency

Apr - June (spring) and Sept - Nov (autumn) 

Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) are the two most important traditional holidays for Koreans, so millions of people visit their hometown to celebrate with their families, with a lot of domestic travel

Korean Won (KRW) is the local currency.

Major credit cards are widely accepted but some small shops, restaurants and traditional markets may only accept cash.

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Explore

Korea is home to 12 UNESCO Heritage sites including lava caves, neolithic tombs, observatories and authentically preserved folk villages. The country’s long and storied past is also reflected in historic fortresses, temples and palaces. Modern Korean artists also greatly contribute to the country’s vibrant culture, art, design, and architecture. One place to experience this is Insadong in Seoul where tradition, culture, and art mingle.

 

When in Korea, it’s a must to experience the Hallyu, or the “Korean Wave”, which has grown internationally to become a major driver of Korean culture globally, encompassing Korean dramas, Korean skincare regimens, and of course at the heart of it all, K-Pop or Korean pop music.

UNLOCK SOUTH KOREA'S SECRETS

Cheonjeyeon Waterfall Jeju
Andong Traditional House
Changing of guards
Gyeongbok Palace Winter
Bibimbap
Pixabay - Banpo Bridge
Jeju Peppers and Banchan
Evening Street Lights
Daejeon Bookstore
Seoraksan
Bukhansan Natl Park

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Jeju Peppers and Banchan