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‘Radio and Book Café’ Coming to Haeundae Beach Next Month

‘Radio and Book Café’ Coming to Haeundae Beach Next Month

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – You’ll soon be able to enjoy great music and literature with a nice view of Haeundae Beach as a new café laden with books and featuring local radio DJs is coming to one of South Korea’s most popular holiday destinations in early April, the Haeundae District Office announced yesterday. Busan’s [...]

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 [...]

Facing China’s Retaliation over THAAD Row, S. Korea Realizes Value of Other Asian Tourists

Facing China’s Retaliation over THAAD Row, S. Korea Realizes Value of Other Asian Tourists

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s tourism sector is moving to cope with the drop in the number of inbound Chinese tourists by moving to attract more locals and Southeast Asian visitors, industry sources said Wednesday. The number of Chinese tourists, who accounted for roughly half of the 16 million foreigners who visited [...]

Seoul Expanding Bike Share System With 15,000 More Bikes

Seoul Expanding Bike Share System With 15,000 More Bikes

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – As Seoul’s bike hire scheme has proven popular since its advent back in 2015, the Seoul city government is expanding its bike rental service with plans to operate a total of 20,000 bikes throughout the city by the end of this year. Seoul Bike, which was introduced in October 2015, [...]

Sunday Stroll Among Seoul’s Hidden Bookstores

Sunday Stroll Among Seoul’s Hidden Bookstores

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Strolls around so called bookstore allies, which refer to quaint and exotic areas typically surrounding old bookstores, are fast becoming the next big thing in South Korea. For those who could use a digital detox after a week dominated by the overuse of smartphones and PCs, jumping on the bandwagon [...]

Hard-line China Drives South Korean Businesses to Southe East Asia

Hard-line China Drives South Korean Businesses to Southe East Asia

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – With China taking a hard line against South Korea amid the ongoing political dispute over the THAAD missile defense system, South Korean companies are beginning to divert their attention towards Southeast Asian countries that offer more certainty and stability for their business.  Companies from East Asian countries – namely [...]

S. Korea Eyes Attracting Tourists from All Across Asia to Overcome THAAD Row

S. Korea Eyes Attracting Tourists from All Across Asia to Overcome THAAD Row

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea has stepped up efforts to overhaul its dependence on China for its tourism trade by shifting the focus to other Asian countries to cope with the fallouts triggered by the stationing of an advanced U.S. missile defense system here, sources said Friday.  The country’s tourism is bearing [...]

South Korean Tourism Industry Looks to Russia Amid China’s THAAD Retaliation

South Korean Tourism Industry Looks to Russia Amid China’s THAAD Retaliation

  SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – As China continues to withdraw its tourists from South Korea over a political issue surrounding the deployment of a THAAD missile defense system, South Korea’s tourism industry is looking to Russia to fill the gap left by what was once its biggest source of profits. According to the [...]

New 48-Hour ‘Discover Seoul Pass’ Coming Soon

New 48-Hour ‘Discover Seoul Pass’ Coming Soon

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Plans for a new edition of the ‘Discover Seoul Pass’, which will allow foreign tourists to enjoy a wide selection of tourist attractions in Seoul for 48 hours, were revealed by the Seoul Metropolitan Government on Wednesday. The 48-hour city pass is the revamped edition of a previous version [...]