Bigger, better, and with a new name, COEX is Korea's bid for convention hall superstardom. Just about every national leader has learned to say that tourism is an important part of the country's economy. But when President Kim Dae-jung of South Korea spoke at the first APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Tourism at Seoul's COEX Convention Centre this past July, his remarks were hardly pro forma. He said, in part, “We learn from history that tourism has contributed to the resolution of ...

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