Seoul a Convention City
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Press Room > 2018
Seoul is as an economic powerhouse of South Korea with some of the world’s largest companies found here. Just mention Samsung, LG or Hyundai Motors. However some people may not be aware that the city has existed as the capital of Korea for over 600 years. Today, this modern metropolis is a lively city with its rich history, cultural heritage, cuisine, exciting nightlife and highly developed infrastructure is fast becoming a hot destination for MICE.
In an ICCA statistics for 2017, Seoul has been ranked 10th among top 20 cities worldwide for the number of association meetings held.
Arrival to the city by flight is through the Incheon International Airport which is located west of Seoul and considered, to be the world’s fourth largest airport serviced by some 56 airlines. There is also the Korea City Air Tower located within the COEX complex in the city – a public transportation facility where travellers, can check in their flights and scan their luggage before leaving for the airport.
In terms of hospitality, people in Seoul are warm and friendly and you will leave with a good impression of the city. While travelling within the city is easy with access to one of the world’s modern public transports.
What is appealing about Seoul; it has managed to create urban parks within the city centre, maintain foot paths for a walking tour to get to know the old neighbourhoods of the city, where small cottage industry of making traditional foods have survived. While some of these neighbourhoods, have been turned into upbeat venues for art, craft, dinning and shopping.
South Korea’s capital takes beautifying its city seriously, and not to be known as just another city full of steel and concrete buildings – the city has looked into designing buildings with aesthetic value – some transforming the surrounding area with one that stands out the most: the Dongdaemum Design Plaza.
A media familiarization trip of Seoul was organised by Seoul Welcome of Seoul Tourism Orgnization. Representatives of Media from Asia: Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan were invited.
Among places visited were: Seoul’s COEX Exhibition and Convention Center; Mapo Oil Depot Cultural Park; walkabout outside the walls Gyeongbokgung Palace; Kunsthalle and Lotte World; shopping experience at Ikseon-Dong; as well as hotel inspection of Le Meridien, Grand Walkerhill/Vista Wlakerhill, Shilla Seoul, Conrad Seoul, Hermitage by H and Seoul Dragon City.