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Wando County Designated as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Wando County Designated as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The southwestern provincial county of Wando was designated Wednesday as a UNESCO biosphere reserve, the environment ministry said. The designation was decided during an International Coordinating Council session of the 33th UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program currently under way in Nigeria via virtual links, the ministry said in [...]

Less-crowded, Outdoor Travel Destinations More Preferred This Year amid Pandemic

Less-crowded, Outdoor Travel Destinations More Preferred This Year amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Preference for traveling to less crowded or outdoor destinations has grown this year in South Korea amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a report showed Wednesday. The Korea Culture & Tourism Institute (KCT) compared two surveys — one conducted on 2,061 people from April to May last year and the [...]

Polarization Among Tourism Businesses on Jeju Deepens amid Prolonged Pandemic

Polarization Among Tourism Businesses on Jeju Deepens amid Prolonged Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite a prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, tourism on the southern resort island of Jeju has recovered this year, but there has been a clear sign of polarization by business type. The Jeju Provincial Government and the Jeju Tourism Organization conducted an analysis of credit card sales generated within the province, [...]

Beach in Samcheok Welcomes Influx of Visitors After Hosting Photo Shoot for BTS’ ‘Butter’

Beach in Samcheok Welcomes Influx of Visitors After Hosting Photo Shoot for BTS’ ‘Butter’

SAMCHEOK, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A scenic beach in South Korea’s eastern coastal city of Samcheok has seen an influx of visitors thanks to its growing popularity as the location for K-pop superstar BTS’ photo shoot for its megahit single “Butter.” The city government of Samcheok, about 290 kilometers east of Seoul, saw its [...]