DESTINATIONS TO CONSIDER – SeoulNov 17, 2017
Seoul is a fascinating city on the far eastern edge of Asia and consistently ranks as one of the top international conference destinations in the world. Seoul features harmonious blend of ancient tradition and cutting-edge technology to support the meetings industry.
To top it off, Seoul has broadened its appeal by its accessibility thanks to its two airports: Gimpo and Incheon International Airports. Incheon airport has been ranked the best airport in the world by airports council 5 years running. There are several ways to travel from Incheon International Airport to downtown Seoul, the most popular routes include taking the Airport Railroad Express (AREX), Seoul Subway and taxis.
Did you know: Incheon Airport taxis offer a flat rate of between 55,000 – 75,000 KRW from Incheon airport your destination in Seoul. Upon arrival to Incheon airport, there is a host you can speak to (in English) to help you accurately and efficiently order your taxi.
Contributing to its popularity is the city’s wide-range of versatile venues to meet any of your needs, including a wide-range of pillar-free large conference rooms and ballrooms. In the life of a meeting planner – it doesn’t get much better than finding pillar-free space!
A city rich in culture, downtown Seoul is extremely convenient for shopping, entertainment and dozens of restaurants suited for group corporate dining. For those who plan to extend their stay in Seoul there is loads to do to unwind from cycling along Hangang River, indulge in some history by visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace or Bukchon Hanok Village, shopping in bustling Myeong-dong district (if you’re there we highly recommend grabbing a bite to eat at Myeongdon Kyoja – famous for its dumplings and noodles dish served with bottomless Kimchi!). If you can’t get enough of the food, you can also take part in Korean Cooking Class (I recommend OME cooking lab: https://5tastes.modoo.at/).
As well as Seoul, the other high ranked host cities for meetings include Beijing, Berlin, Brussels and Paris – click through to our blog page to be guided through to MPW’s valuable insight into our favorite meeting cities.
Author: Ching Yee Wan