Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:36

Practical Information

Visa Requirements for Visiting  Korea

Before traveling to Korea you should check the following website to see whether your country has a visa exemption agreement with Korea. If you do need a visa in order to enter Korea, you should contact your nearest Korean embassy or click on the following link.


For more information on the specific visa requirements for individual countries, click here .


Conference Venue

Click here for a map of the conference venue.


Getting Around

Getting to Sofitel Ambassador from Incheon Airport

Sofitel Ambassador Hotel is located in Jangchung-dong, at the eastern part of downtown Seoul. The easiest way to get to Sofitel Ambassador from the airport is by taking a KAL Limousine Bus or a taxi.

(1) By KAL Limousine Bus (Bus No. 2)

Time: About an hour and half

Bus schedule: Leaves Incheon Airport every 20 to 25 minutes

Fare: 12,000 Won

Boarding Location: Exit No. 4 or 11 on the 1st floor of the airport terminal or No. 4B or 11A at the bus stop

(2) By Taxi

Time: About an hour and half

Fare: (a) Regular taxi: About 50,000 Won (b) Deluxe taxi: About 90,000 Won

Route: Incheon Airport Highway -> 88 Olympic Highway -> Dongho Bridge -> The Jangchungdong Rotary (Sofitel Ambassador Hotel)

For more information, see: http://www.ambatel.com/sofitel/english/about/location_sofitel.php


Tours and Excursions

Together with our partner Grace Travel Service Company, we are organising a number of tours during the conference to introduce you to Korea and help you explore its many attractions. For more information, click here.

Accommodation in Korea

The official hotel for IATIS Seoul Conference is Sofitel Ambassador, part of the Sofitel chain, located at the heart of Seoul. You can reserve accommodation online at the following address:


Delegates attending the IATIS Seoul conference are offered over 50 percent discount. The discounted rate will not be posted on the Sofitel site.

Accommodation Rates

Room Type

Occupancy Type

Room Rate in Korean Won

Room Rate in Euro as at December, 2003 (Approximate Amount)

Per Person Rate

Standard Superior


127,050 KRW

86.53 Euros

86.53 Euros

Standard Superior


142,700 KRW

97.19 Euros

48.60 Euros

  • All rates are inclusive of hotel breakfast, service charge and tax.

  • The charge will be made in Korean won. The Euro rates are subject to currency fluctuation.

  • Guests planning to stay in a double occupancy room are requested to make their own arrangements for sharing with a roommate.

  • Free shuttle bus service to and from the conference site will be available during the conference.

Reservation Conditions

  • Credit card guarantee will be required.

  • The reservation should be made by July 15th, 2004.

  • Cancellation penalty will be imposed for guests canceling after 18:00 hours on the scheduled date of arrival. The cancellation charge is fifty percent of the room rate.

For enquiries, please contact:

Nicole Kye

Assistant Director of Sales & Marketing

Email: [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

Tel: 82-2-2270-3231

Fax: 82-11-750-6798

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