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Beaches Open Nationwide amid Coronavirus Jitters

Beaches Open Nationwide amid Coronavirus Jitters

SEOUL/JEJU, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Beaches across South Korea formally opened for the summer holiday season Wednesday, but vacationers are obliged to comply with strict disinfection and social distancing rules to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Some 270 beaches nationwide began to welcome visitors under strict COVID-19 guidelines, including a two-meter distance between [...]

S. Korea to Introduce Reservation Systems for Beaches

S. Korea to Introduce Reservation Systems for Beaches

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced additional plans on Thursday to disperse visitors coming to beaches by introducing reservation systems, as part of efforts to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. The government will introduce reservation systems at 14 beaches located in North Jeolla Province’s Yeosu, Mokpo, and Shinan [...]

No-caddie Golf Courses Gaining Popularity Due to Coronavirus

No-caddie Golf Courses Gaining Popularity Due to Coronavirus

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The worldwide spread of the coronavirus is accelerating the rise of so-called ‘untact’ culture across various fields of society. The number of people visiting no-caddie golf courses in South Korea has surged in recent months, compared to the same period last year. XGOLF, a golf course reservation platform, reported [...]

Visitors to National Parks Down 23 pct in April Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Visitors to National Parks Down 23 pct in April Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of visitors to South Korea’s national parks decreased 23.1 percent year-on-year last month due to the new coronavirus outbreak, the National Park Service said Saturday. A total of 2.78 million people visited the 22 national parks across the country, down from 3.62 million during the same period [...]

Gov’t Chooses Three Forest Paths on Jeju as Open Tourist Sites

Gov’t Chooses Three Forest Paths on Jeju as Open Tourist Sites

JEJU, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Three forest paths on Jeju Island, South Korea’s most popular vacation destination, have been designated by the government as ‘open tourist sites’ that ensure access to all. Open tourist sites ensure the right of access for persons with disabilities, seniors, families with infant babies, and other vulnerable groups by [...]