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PyeongChang Artist-in-Residence Program to Start 40-Day Journey

PyeongChang Artist-in-Residence Program to Start 40-Day Journey

SEJONG, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Young promising artists from the countries to participate in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games will take part in joint cultural activities under an artist-in-residence program in the alpine town later this week, the event’s organizer said Thursday. Artist-in-residence programs offer artists and other creative professionals to stay and [...]

International Mystery Shoppers to Inspect Restaurants Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

International Mystery Shoppers to Inspect Restaurants Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean tourism authorities have launched a special team of mystery shoppers consisting of both South Koreans and foreign nationals in a bid to improve food and service quality ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The Korea Tourism Organization announced its decision to deploy mystery shoppers to [...]

Silhouettes of Winter Olympic Athletes Superimposed on Backdrop of City Lights

Silhouettes of Winter Olympic Athletes Superimposed on Backdrop of City Lights

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – On the evening of August 29, pedestrians around Seoul Station stopped and watched as giant silhouettes of speed skaters were superimposed on the expansive Seoul Square building across the street. As part of a collaborative project, writers Cha Dong Hoon, Kim Min Sun and Choi Moon Sun (also known [...]

South Korean Firms Pledge Billions for PyeongChang Winter Olympics

South Korean Firms Pledge Billions for PyeongChang Winter Olympics

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Dozens of South Korean companies have pledged to sponsor more than 894 billion won (US$781 million) to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the PyeongChang organizing committee said Saturday. The pledge is about 5 percent shy of the committee’s goal of drawing 940 billion won and accounts for 33.6 percent of the total budget for South Korea’s first-ever Winter Olympics to be held in the country’s eastern alpine city of PyeongChang in February. Samsung Group, South Korea’s largest [...]

Jeju Tourist Attractions Enjoy International Media Coverage

Jeju Tourist Attractions Enjoy International Media Coverage

JEJU, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Jeju Island has attracted international media coverage of famous tourist attractions, including its renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak and Manjanggul Cave, in the run-up to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics. Last Thursday, international media outlet Al Jazeera visited Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak and Manjanggul Cave, according to Jeju government [...]

Torch Relay for PyeongChang 2018 to Start in November

Torch Relay for PyeongChang 2018 to Start in November

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The torch relay for the first Winter Olympics in South Korea will begin on the day when the countdown reaches 100 days, the event’s organizers said Monday. The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games said the Olympic flame, as per the 80-year tradition, will be lit in Olympia, Greece, the site of the ancient Olympic Games, on Oct. 24. The flame [...]