Toronto Newsletter – February 2010

What’s Happening

PSY will be coming to Toronto for NFL halftime show.

Date: December 16th, 2012
Location: Rogers Centre

South Korean rapper PSY -- known for his chart-topping single “Gangnam Style” – will perform at halftime of the Buffalo Bills game at Toronto's Rogers Centre on Dec. 16. PSY will make his first Canadian appearance as he headlines the half-time show at the Rogers Center, to air on the Citytv and Sportsnet channels here. more
Tourist arrivals in Korea Top 10 million

Korea has reached a milestone in Tourism, 10 million tourist arrivals in a single year. The number was a mere 1 million in 1987, growing steadily until reaching 9.79 million in 2011 and 10 million on November 21, 2012. ! more
K- Pop and Hallyu Drama Theme Park

Location: Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

K Pop and Hallyu Drama Theme Park, opened in December 2012, is the main filming set for MBC’s historical dramas including Jumong, The Moon That Embraces The Sun, Queen Seon-deok, Isan and Dong Yi and has booths for K-Pop experience show, Music Core as well.

News

‘Gangnam Style’ puts Korea on Travel Map (Toronto Star)

Thanks to Psy’s catchy dance tune, the affluent Gangnam district is now on many Seoul travel itineraries, and several operators are offering Gangnam-centric tours. more

Food

Rice Cake Soup (Ddeokguk)

Ddeokguk is a dish boiled of sliced rice cakes in beef broth, and garnished with pressed meat and fried yellow/white egg strips. Every New Year’s day, Koreans make Ddeokguk and share it with their family and guests who visit their homes. more

Upcoming Festival

Special Olympics- World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013

Dates: January 29th, 2013 ~ February 5th, 2013
Location: PyeongChang, Gangwon Province

The Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang 2013 will be held in Pyeongchang, the hub of winter sports and the venue for the 2018 Winter Olympics. It will be the largest Special Olympics World Winter Games featuring seven categories of sports including alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, speed skating, figure skating, and floor hockey. more
Korea Grand Sale 2013

Dates: January 11th, 2013~ February 28, 2013
Location: Seoul, metropolitan area and major local governments

The Korea Grand Sale 2013 will be held in areas most visited by foreigners in Seoul and the metropolitan area as well as Gangwon-do, Jeju and across the country. The festival is a promotional event that will foster shopping and tourism by offering foreign visitors discounts and diverse special offers on shopping, lodging, food, beverages, art performances and more. more

Tour Packages

Silkway Travel – Scent of Korea

9 Days 11 nights

Take a trip to Korea and visit where the royal palaces are treasured. It will be an experience of a lifetime.

Daily departure from April 2012 to February 2013
Visit: Seoul – Yongin – Gyeongju – Busan – Jeju more
Royal Scenic – Korea Sparkles

8 Days 6 nights
Visit: Seoul, Gyeongju, Busan, Jeju

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