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East Coast Towns Cancel Annual Sunrise Festivals Due to Coronavirus Fears

East Coast Towns Cancel Annual Sunrise Festivals Due to Coronavirus Fears

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — East coast cities and towns are nervously waiting for the onset of the year-end and new year holiday season, fearing a massive influx of tourists at their sunrise hotspots will further heighten chances of the spread of the coronavirus. Many local governments along Gangwon Province’s eastern coast have already [...]

Discount Coupon Program for Arts, Leisure Sectors to be Suspended amid Virus Resurgence

Discount Coupon Program for Arts, Leisure Sectors to be Suspended amid Virus Resurgence

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The government announced Monday that it will suspend a nationwide discount coupon program aimed at promoting spending in the arts and leisure industries, as health authorities and local governments remain on alert over a new wave of COVID-19 cases. The culture ministry said it will halt the program that [...]

32 Seoul Restaurants Win Michelin Stars amid COVID-19 Plight

32 Seoul Restaurants Win Michelin Stars amid COVID-19 Plight

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Michelin Guide on Thursday announced the 2021 Michelin Guide for Seoul, awarding stars to 32 restaurants here that offer extraordinary cuisine. This year’s awards, livestreamed in light of the pandemic, featured a total of 178 Seoul restaurants, the same as last year. Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the [...]

Popular Seoul Clubs to Close on Halloween Weekend

Popular Seoul Clubs to Close on Halloween Weekend

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Popular clubs in Seoul’s hip districts of Itaewon, Hongdae and Gangnam will close this Halloween weekend to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. According to customer notices seen Wednesday, these large-capacity clubs will close the same day until next Tuesday. “Following consultations with health authorities and local governments, we [...]

S. Korea to Hold Nationwide Shopping Festival in Nov.

S. Korea to Hold Nationwide Shopping Festival in Nov.

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will hold a massive nationwide shopping festival involving major retailers, manufacturers and traditional markets in November to attract foreign tourists and boost domestic consumption, organizers said Friday. The annual Korea Sale FESTA will kick off Nov. 1 for a 15-day run, offering items ranging from electronics and [...]