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Government Calls for Visa-Free Travel for Southeast Asian Citizens

Government Calls for Visa-Free Travel for Southeast Asian Citizens

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Southeast Asian tourists might soon be able to visit South Korea without the hassle of obtaining a visa, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) said at a finance ministers’ meeting yesterday. The ministry’s move is said to be part of a series of measures to revamp tourism in [...]

Tickets for S. Korea-China Football Match Being Sold for As Much As $1,300

Tickets for S. Korea-China Football Match Being Sold for As Much As $1,300

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – With the political tension between South Korea and China higher than ever over the deployment of a THAAD missile system from the U.S., the strong interest in a football match between the two countries scheduled tonight is seeing tickets resold for up to nearly 1.5 million won. Near Changsha Helong [...]

Warning Labels to Be Added to Cigarettes Sold at Duty Free Shops

Warning Labels to Be Added to Cigarettes Sold at Duty Free Shops

SEOUL, South Korea, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Graphic warning labels printed on tobacco packages will now be seen on packages of cigarettes sold at duty free shops. The Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) announced Wednesday that cigarette products exported from foreign countries for sale at duty free stores will also be subject to the [...]

N. Korea Invites Foreign Investment in Cruise Program to Mt. Kumgang

N. Korea Invites Foreign Investment in Cruise Program to Mt. Kumgang

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Cash-strapped North Korea is inviting foreign investment in a cruise program linking its eastern mountain resort area to the Russian Far East and Southeast Asia, a North Korean website showed Thursday. Its website promoting Mt. Kumgang recently posted an investment guideline for a ferry business based in the port [...]

Surging Interest in EVs Bodes Well for Korean Green Car Market

Surging Interest in EVs Bodes Well for Korean Green Car Market

SEOUL, South Korea, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean TV shopping network Lotte Home Shopping recently experienced firsthand the surge in the popularity of electric cars when it aired a special program last Friday featuring electric cars for lease. During the hour-long broadcast, the network saw more than five thousand customers call in to [...]

Addiction Care Center Rewards Patients For Not Visiting Casino

Addiction Care Center Rewards Patients For Not Visiting Casino

SEOUL, South Korea, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – A new approach by the Kangwon Land Addiction Care Center (KLACC) to the treatment of gambling addiction is attracting international attention, as foreign government officials flock to discover a unique incentive system that helps people overcome gambling addiction. The center’s newly introduced plan designed to help relieve gambling [...]