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International Olympic Committee praises PyeongChang preparations

International Olympic Committee praises PyeongChang preparations

The International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 has wrapped up its sixth visit confident that PyeongChang 2018 is moving in the right direction as Games preparations intensify in the final two years. At a closing news conference with PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee president Yang-ho Cho, Coordination Commission chair Gunilla Lindberg expressed satisfaction with construction progress at competition venues and congratulated Games organisers for the success of early test events.

Vietjet launches new route from Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul

Vietjet launches new route from Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul

16th Jun 2015 Airline News

Vietjet has announced the launch of a new route linking Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the capital city of South Korea, Seoul. With a frequency of seven return flights per week, the inaugural flight, which will take off on November 7th, will depart Tan Son Nhat International Airport at 00.15 and arrive at Incheon International Airport at 07.25.

Sewol ferry captain jailed for gross negligence

Sewol ferry captain jailed for gross negligence

11th Nov 2014 Cruise News Tourism News

Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the Sewol ferry which sank of South Korea in April, has been jailed for gross negligence. He was handed a sentence of 36 years in prison following the disaster, which claimed more than 300 lives. The ferry had been carrying 476 people when it went down.

South Korean ferry death toll rises to 108

South Korean ferry death toll rises to 108

22nd Apr 2014 Tourism News

A total of 108 people are now confirmed dead following the South Korean ferry last week as divers continue to recover bodies from the stricken vessel. More than 190 people are still missing following the disaster, with many presumed to be trapped in the sunken hull of the ferry.

Hundreds missing as South Korean ferry sinks

Hundreds missing as South Korean ferry sinks

16th Apr 2014 Cruise News Tourism News

As many as 300 people are missing following a ferry disaster off the coast of South Korea. The vessel, named Sewol, was carrying 459 people, mainly school students, when it capsized on route from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju.

Etihad launches service to Seoul

Etihad launches service to Seoul

20th Jul 2010 Press Release Airline News

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced it will commence operations to the South Korean capital, Seoul, on December 12, Seoul will become the 65th destination on Etihadā€™s network.

DPRK pulls out of Mountain Kumgang deal

DPRK pulls out of Mountain Kumgang deal

9th Apr 2010 Tourism News

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has confirmed plans to expel South Korean partners from the famed Mountain Kumgang holiday resort, following a deterioration in relations between the neighbouring states. While South Korea has urged dialogue to resolve the conflict, the DPRK argues the resort has become untenable.