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Korea MICE Specialist Program
Reflecting the growing interest in Korea as a world-class MICE destination, Korea Tourism Organization is currently offering the ‘Korea
MICE Specialist Program’ to foster deeper knowledge and expertise among professionals in Australia and New Zealand’s MICE industries.
The training program is comprised of three online modules and can be undertaken in either Chinese or English. The course provides a
comprehensive introduction to Korea’s tourism industry – including transportation, accommodation, shopping and food – as well as an
exposure to Korea’s MICE industry with a focus on regional MICE infrastructures, unique venues and experience programs for clients.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded with the Korea MICE Specialist Certificate and 30 graduates will
be selected from all around the world to go on a full-hosted 10-day Korea MICE field trip in mid-November, 2015.
Korea MICE Bureau: http://www.koreaconvention.org (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Korea Tourism Organization Sydney Office: http://visitkorea.org.au (Email: email@example.com)
Easy Access and Convenient Transportation
More than 86 international airlines operate flights to Korea from
more than 172 destination cities. Korea’s transportation network
includes domestic airlines, highways and rail services that ensure
on-time arrival. The Korea Train Express (KTX), which can attain
speeds as fast as 300km/hr and runs through the heart of the
peninsula, connects all major cities within a two-hour range.
Comfortable and Affordable Accommodations
Korea offers a wide range of choices from clean budget
inns and Korean traditional residences (Hanok) to deluxe hotels
operated by international chains such as the Ritz-Carlton,
InterContinental, Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott. Local hotel chains
including Shilla and Lotte also offer facilities and services second
to none. There are around 650 hotels, 70 of which are five-star
hotels with more than 115,000 rooms.
World Leader in Technology
Korea currently has the fastest internet connection speed along
with a strong ubiquitous network, numerous public Wi-Fi spots
and smart phones for the conveniences of visitors. Korea is the
fastest country to develop and implement new trends and
leading manufacturers such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai
contribute to its leading role in the global economy.
Richness of Culture and History
Witness Korea’s rich history and cultural heritage which stretch back
thousands of years. Various palaces, fortresses, gates, museums
and monuments are located all throughout the country for you to
experience first-hand. The National Museum of Korea which is the
sixth largest and one of the most visited museums in the world and
Gyeongbokgung (The Palace of Shining Happiness) built at the
beginning of the Joseon Dynasty in 1394 are just a couple of examples.
Healthy and Delicious Cuisine
Korean cuisine, which has evolved over the course of thousands of
years, is rooted in the belief that good food is the best medicine and
uses wild vegetables and medicinal herbs as key ingredients. Korean
meals are nutritiously balanced and are low in fat, being made chiefly
from a wide variety of seasonal vegetables. Seasonings include garlic,
red pepper, scallions, soy sauce, fermented bean paste, ginger and
sesame oil. Staples of the Korean diet includes Kimchi which is a
fermented vegetable dish, Bulgogi which consists of tender cuts of
marinated and broiled meat, and Bibimbap which is a mixture of rice,
vegetables, egg and chilli sauce.
Pristine Coastlines and Mountains
The natural beauty of Korea is like no other from crystal clear beaches
to magnificent mountains. Autumn is a particularly beautiful season
where tree leaves become tinged with bright hues of red and yellow.
From wetlands, forest trails, caves and long stretches of walking paths to
over 3,200 islands and beaches, Korea will fill your soul with new energy.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Be amazed by the profound beauty of Korea’s natural, historical and
cultural relics. Korea is home to eleven World Cultural Heritages
and one World Natural Heritage. In addition, it has a record of
fourteen entries listed in the Intangible Cultural Heritage of
Humanity. Sites of historical legacies such as Gyeongju Historic Area,
Hahoe Folk Village and Yangdong Village are the most popular places
Renew your spirit with Templestay at one of over 100 temples
nationwide which provides various cultural programs, allowing visitors
to experience the Korean Buddhist culture as well as to relax, reflect
and revitalise in the tranquillity of nature.
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