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S. Korea Emerges as Most Favorite Destination for Vietnamese Women: Survey

S. Korea Emerges as Most Favorite Destination for Vietnamese Women: Survey

HANOI, Apr. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea emerged as the most favorite destination among Vietnamese women, according to a survey released Monday The survey, conducted by the Ho Chi Minh City-based market research firm Q&Me in March with 1,200 adults, showed that 20 percent of the respondents chose South Korea as their favorite country [...]

Large Tourist Group from Hong Kong to Visit S. Korea This Month

Large Tourist Group from Hong Kong to Visit S. Korea This Month

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A large tourist group from Hong Kong is scheduled to visit South Korea next week, raising speculation that foreign visitors arriving here on incentive tours with their companies will further increase down the road, a trade promotion agency said Tuesday. According to the state-run Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), some [...]

Foreign Tourists Exposed to Harmful Fine Dust Without Guidance

Foreign Tourists Exposed to Harmful Fine Dust Without Guidance

SEOUL, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Many foreign tourists vacationing in South Korea were exposed to a wave of hazardous ultrafine particles that blanketed the nation over the past week, due mostly to lack of information and guidance. Since last Thursday, most of South Korea has been hit by extraordinarily high levels of ultrafine particles [...]

Japanese Tourism to S. Korea Rises 33 pct Despite Diplomatic Tension

Japanese Tourism to S. Korea Rises 33 pct Despite Diplomatic Tension

SEOUL, Mar. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite deteriorating relations between Seoul and Tokyo, the number of Japanese visitors to South Korea increased by nearly 33 percent over three recent months government data showed Tuesday. The Ministry of Justice said a total of 773,000 Japanese nationals entered South Korea between last November and January this year, [...]

Korean Socks a ‘Must Buy” for Japanese Tourists

Korean Socks a ‘Must Buy” for Japanese Tourists

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) announced on Wednesday that when it surveyed Japanese members of its Facebook page, ‘magic’ beoseon’ was chosen as the number one must-have item from traditional markets, accounting for 10.3 percent of all responses. Next in line was socks at 9.3 percent, followed by taste [...]

Czech Republic to Launch E-gate Clearance System for S. Koreans

Czech Republic to Launch E-gate Clearance System for S. Koreans

BERLIN, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The Czech Republic will apply a program to automate immigration clearance for South Koreans starting this week, the South Korean Embassy in Prague said Wednesday. Under the program, which will begin Friday, South Koreans aged 15 or older are allowed to benefit from the speedy electronic immigration processing through [...]