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Seoul City Publishes Safety Guide for Tourists

Seoul City Publishes Safety Guide for Tourists

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metropolitan Government published on Sunday a “Guide for Safe Travel in Seoul” with important safety tips for tourists. The book, available in four languages (Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese), includes practical instructions to address various situations that change with the seasons and the surrounding environment of the city. [...]

3,500 Chinese Students to Visit Korea for Winter Field Trips

3,500 Chinese Students to Visit Korea for Winter Field Trips

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) –- About 3,500 young Chinese students will visit South Korea until early next month to enjoy winter field trips, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said Monday. The Chinese students, mostly elementary and middle school students from across China, will travel to Seoul, Incheon, Daegu and other tourist destinations in seven [...]

Seoul to Launch Electronic Travel Authorization for Foreign Visitors

Seoul to Launch Electronic Travel Authorization for Foreign Visitors

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to launch an electronic travel authorization (ETA) system for foreign visitors next year, following the parliament’s approval of a relevant law early this week, the Ministry of Justice said Saturday. The National Assembly’s plenary session on Thursday passed a revision of the Immigration Law on the [...]

Seoul City to Turn Old Highway into 7.6 km-long Park

Seoul City to Turn Old Highway into 7.6 km-long Park

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — In another attempt to emulate New York’s landmark High Line, the Seoul city government unveiled a plan to build a gigantic linear park on the site of the country’s oldest highway, which will be turned into an underground roadway. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it plans to spend 57.3 [...]