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Spring Blossom, Cultural Festivals Canceled or Downsized over COVID-19 Fears

Spring Blossom, Cultural Festivals Canceled or Downsized over COVID-19 Fears

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Spring is just around the corner, but almost all spring blossom and cultural festivals across the country are likely to be called off for the second consecutive year amid little signs of a letup in coronavirus outbreaks, officials said Wednesday. Many local governments have already decided to cancel their [...]

Famous Tourist Attractions and Small Cities Face Mixed Fortunes in COVID-19 Era

Famous Tourist Attractions and Small Cities Face Mixed Fortunes in COVID-19 Era

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Small cities in relatively quiet provinces gained higher attention from local tourists compared to famous tourist attractions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Korea Tourism Organization released a report on Thursday that analyzed last year’s trends based on data from BC Card Co., a credit card processing firm. The [...]

Travel Spots to be Closed, Private Gatherings Banned in Holiday Season amid Worsening Pandemic

Travel Spots to be Closed, Private Gatherings Banned in Holiday Season amid Worsening Pandemic

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — This year will be a subdued holiday season for many South Koreans as winter destinations are closed and restaurants are banned from having groups of five or more people under toughened virus curbs. Authorities have repeatedly urged the public to cancel their year-end gatherings and trips to reduce risk [...]

7 in 10 Koreans Plan to Travel Abroad After COVID-19 Vaccine Development

7 in 10 Koreans Plan to Travel Abroad After COVID-19 Vaccine Development

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Seven out of 10 South Koreans plan to travel abroad after coronavirus vaccines are developed, a survey showed Wednesday. According to Incheon International Airport Corp.’s recent survey, 70.2 percent of South Koreans and 82 percent of foreign nationals said they have overseas travel plans after the development of COVID-19 [...]