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Misbehaving Few Cast Chinese Tourists in a Bad Light

Misbehaving Few Cast Chinese Tourists in a Bad Light

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese tourists have become an indispensable asset for domestic tourism, accounting for roughly 60 percent of all individual travelers to Korea, and over half of all customers at local duty-free stores.  But as is the case for all popular tourist destinations, misbehaviors and an apparent lack of respect for [...]

Growth Rate of Japanese Tourists Visiting S. Korea Rebounds in 2016

Growth Rate of Japanese Tourists Visiting S. Korea Rebounds in 2016

TOKYO, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of Japanese tourists visiting South Korea increased 23.4 percent from a year earlier to 2.30 million in 2016 amid improved relations between the two neighboring countries, marking a reversal from declines for three consecutive years, data showed Monday.  According to the Tokyo office of the state-run Korea [...]

Chinese Tourists to S. Korea Significantly Decrease During Holiday

Chinese Tourists to S. Korea Significantly Decrease During Holiday

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of Chinese tourists arriving in South Korea during the long Lunar New Year holiday significantly decreased compared to last year, local travel agencies said Wednesday.  The number of Chinese visitors opting for South Korea as a tourist destination during the holiday season from Jan. 27 to Feb. [...]

Growth Rate of Chinese Tourists in S. Korea Rebounds After 5 Months

Growth Rate of Chinese Tourists in S. Korea Rebounds After 5 Months

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The growth rate of Chinese tourists arriving in South Korea rebounded in December after falls for five months, data showed Tuesday, despite diplomatic tensions between the two neighbors over Seoul’s plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system.  The data compiled by the Korea Tourism Organization showed that [...]

Korea Turns to Diversification to Attract Overseas Tourists

Korea Turns to Diversification to Attract Overseas Tourists

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The keyword for the Korea Tourism Organization’s 2017 business plan is “diversification.”  In an official announcement Monday, the KTO said it will be targeting tourists from Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas to stray away from its high dependency on Chinese tourists, while offering more tourism content outside of [...]

S. Korea Introduces 24-Hour Capsule Hotel at Incheon Airport

S. Korea Introduces 24-Hour Capsule Hotel at Incheon Airport

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Small but fully equipped and furnished rooms will begin accommodating passengers at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport, providing a private and comfortable place to rest at the bustling airport, the transportation ministry said Friday.  The new capsule hotel opened Friday with 30 container-size rooms on each side of the [...]