Welcome to EverybodyWiki ! Nuvola apps kgpg.png Sign in or create an account to improve, watchlist or create an article like a company page or a bio (yours ?)...

Tongil Tours

From EverybodyWiki Bios & Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Tongil Tours
Headquarters
Canberra
,
Australia
Websitetongiltours.com

Tongil Tours is an independent travel company based in Canberra, Australia, specialising in cultural and educational tourism to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).

Tongil Tours is managed and run by Korean-speaking Westerners with humanities academic backgrounds in Korean studies.[1][2][3] The tour operator’s itineraries focus on aspects of North Korea such as its history, art, politics, society and language.

History[edit | edit source]

Tongil Tours was founded in 2013 by Australian National University student Alek Sigley, and Peter Sukonek joined in 2014 as partner.[1]

Cultural and educational exchange[edit | edit source]

Tongil Tours facilitated the screenings of two Australian independent films, Mystery Road and The Rocket, at the 14th Pyongyang International Film Festival in 2014, and brought director of Mystery Road, Ivan Sen, to Pyongyang to attend the festival.[4][5]

In July 2016 Tongil Tours organised the first ever open Korean language study program for Western citizens at a North Korean university,[6] namely Kim Hyong Jik University of Education in Pyongyang.[7] Tongil Tours founding partner Alek Sigley participated in the program, becoming the first Australian in history to study at a North Korean university.[8][9]

See also[edit | edit source]


Others articles of the Topic North Korea : Ghana–North Korea relations, HIV/AIDS in North Korea, Lupine Travel
Some use of "" in your query was not closed by a matching "".Some use of "" in your query was not closed by a matching "".

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Why Choose Tongil Tours?". Tongil Tours - North Korea Travel Specialists. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  2. "What not to take when visiting North Korea". Australian Financial Review. 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  3. Hotham, Oliver. "Tongil Tours: Learning Languages in North Korea". NKNews. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  4. "North Korea film festival screens Indigenous-Australian film 'Mystery Road', sells out". SBS News. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  5. "North Korea and Western films do mix". Australian Broadcasting Corporation News. 2014-12-26. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  6. Hotham, Oliver. "Tongil Tours: Learning Languages in North Korea". NKNews. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  7. "I Was The First Australian To Study In North Korea". Huffington Post Australia. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  8. "I Was The First Australian To Study In North Korea". Huffington Post Australia. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  9. The first Australian student in North Korea shares his story- ABC News Radio, 2016-09-09, retrieved 2016-10-24

External links[edit | edit source]


This article "Tongil Tours" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:Tongil Tours. Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.



Compte Twitter EverybodyWiki Follow us on https://twitter.com/EverybodyWiki !