In Pictures: Seoul, South Korea fam trip

Last week (5 march), C&IT joined a host of event planners on a six-day educational trip to Seoul, which included tours around the city's top venues and a trip to the intriguing Korean Demilitarised Zone.

In Pictures: Seoul, South Korea fam trip - part one
In Pictures: Seoul, South Korea fam trip - part one

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Event professionals from agencies including Grass Roots, Banks Sadler, Conference Contacts and Bridge Events travelled to South Korean capital Seoul to sample a variety of the city's top venues and attractions, courtesy of the Korea Tourism Oganisation, Korea MICE, British Airways and Hyatt Hotels.

The group landed at Incheon International Airport on Friday (6 March) and began with visit to the Grand Hyatt incheon hotel before arriving in Seoul for lunch at the sleek Sihwadam Itaewon restaurant.

On the second day of the trip, the group woke early and made the 45-minute trip to the border that separates North and South Korea to join a tour of the renowned Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).

The DMZ is a strip of land that runs across the country's peninsula and was introduced after the Korean war, acting as a 'buffer zone' to prevent further military collisions. The zone is guarded by both South and North Korean soldiers, as well as US and EU troops.

The afternoon saw the group journey back into Seoul's city centre to see the Gwangiang Market and Namsangol Hanok Village, which is made up of a series of historic Korean houses and pavilions.

Over the course of the trip, the group stayed at three Hyatt properties: Grand Hyatt Seoul, Park Hyatt Seoul and Grand Hyatt Incheon.

More on South Korea:

South Korea: Buyer Verdicts

South Korea: 48 hours in Seoul

South Korea: Venue Update

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