Korea now ranks in the #1 spot worldwide for global congresses hosted the previous year, according to the most recent International Meetings Statistics Report released by the Union of International Associations (UIA), reflecting the country’s strong growth.
According to the findings, Korea had a 11.89% increase in meetings over the previous year, with Seoul as well as other cities ranking in high places hence contributing to the country’s increasingly diverse business events portfolio.
Korea’s infrastructure is expanding nationwide with the construction of a second terminal of the Incheon International Airport, luxury hotels and boutique hotels boosting budget accommodation options for business visitors.
Meanwhile, operational services are growing in new regional hotspots, such as convention bureau established for Cheongsong in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, and establishment of the Gangwon Convention Bureau. Event planners have also been able to enjoy an expanded range of services and support for locally-hosted events from the Korea MICE Bureau of the Korea Tourism Organization, the nation’s officially government-sponsored agency for business events.