Summary: With over 5000 years of history, Korea is a country full of vibrant colours and positive energy. As a top MICE destination, it offers world-class infrastructure, a safe and sustainable meeting location, a variety of unique sights and experiences. Korea is easily accessible from most major international cities providing convenience and a strategic advantage to guests across the globe. High speed trains (KTX) connect guests to the airport with subways, buses and taxes readily available to allow ease of transport. One of the most spirited and colourful countries in the world, Korea offers a range of experiences for incentives. Following its development over the last 50 years, Korea is now a modernized nation that maintains its traditional culture. From touring Seoul’s palaces/temples, traditional festivals, Jagalchi Fish Market or even a world class sporting event, there’s a range of activities to choose from. Voted the world’s most innovative country, your guests can be immersed in technology and blown away by inspiring ideas. Korea can be enjoyed in all four seasons and offers activities to suit the changing weather.
Offering unique, less explored experiences, like the yin and yang of its flag Korea’s centuries old buildings nestle with the ultramodern in this ultra-wired nation. From high art to high fashion, KPop to KRock, a range of luxury hotels, and the tastiest and healthiest food, South Korea delivers for incentives.
Just a 10.5 hour flight from the UK on one of three daily flights, Korea is visually stimulating, offering sublime landscapes, a long and deep history, and truly unique experiences. In winter you can be on the ski slopes within an hour of landing at Incheon International airport, or take the high speed KTX bullet train coast to coast, in under 3 hours to avoid the humid cities, whilst taking in the whole of the country.
The vibrant capital, Seoul, sees the ultra-modern and centuries old nestle side by side – 5 ancient palaces, the tallest super scraper and the futuristic DDP. The combination of mountain, forest, and river in the city offer respite from the bustling markets, skyscrapers, and famous Gangnam – incentive groups could spend their whole time in the capital and enjoy every sensory experience. Stay in 5* Luxury chain hotels, arty hipster boutique hotels, glamp sites or traditional hanok lodges.
Further afield: from Gyeongju to Jeonju the tombs of Shilla Kings, paddy fields & tea plantations, extensive wetlands and traditional thatched folk villages offer a cultural backdrop to dinners and activities. Mountains and rivers offer adrenaline filled activities. Jeju, Korea’s subtropical, southernmost island, delivers a resort amidst an extinct volcanic landscape, and their very own mermaids, the free diving Haenyeo. Dry, sunny spring and autumns deliver vibrant colour with blossom or fiery foliage, humid summers call for Korea’s extensive coastline, and snowy winters ensure the mountains deliver great ‘on and off piste’ experiences.
Highlights: Seoul, Gangnam, the DMZ (border to North Korea), KTX bullet train, Jeju island and extinct volcanoes, Jeonju Hanok Village, Gyeongju – the museum without walls, Gwangju arts city, Busan coastal city, Pyeongchang recent host of the winter Olympics.
Incentive activities: Cookery classes, rice wine making classes, soju tasting and food pairing in Michelin restaurants, temple experiences from 1 to 24 hours, taekwondo experience, a trip into the North at the Demilitarised Zone, a range of festivals from ice to sand sculpting, some of the world’s largest fireworks festivals, gala dinners in traditional dress and historic buildings, personalised DJ on your own yacht, KPop experiences, K fashion and cosmetic makeovers, Noraebang (Korean Karaoke) ‘til the sun rises, personalised shopping in Gangnam’s finest Korean designer boutiques, cycle or jet ski along the han river, experience the world’s longest fountain bridge, white water rafting in the mountain rivers, or zip-wire at the border with the North.
Enquiries: For all group sizes, we have flexible itineraries, that we’ll design around your plans, people, budget and preferences. Whether your team is just escaping the office, being rewarded or seeking a full-on incentive trip, we have flexible packages, which we’ll design and personalise with you.
Seoul • Seoul Grand Park • Palaces/Temples • Namdaemun Market • Dongdaemun Market • Cheongyecheon • Namsan Tower • Seoraksan National Park • Damyang Bamboo Forest • Hallyeosudo Cable Car • Boseong Tea Fields • Nori Madang • Demilitiarized Zone (Border) • Lotte World and Neverland • Traditional museums • Namgan River • Food tours • Make your own kimchi • Festivals and cultural events • Winter/adrenaline sports • Baseball games
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