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Jeju Should Develop New Strategies to Address Decreasing Tourist Numbers: Experts

Jeju Should Develop New Strategies to Address Decreasing Tourist Numbers: Experts

JEJU, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Tourism industry analysts are calling on the government to develop new strategies to meet various demands of South Korean and foreign tourists visiting Jeju Island. Jeju Island and the Jeju Tourism Organization released a status report on Thursday, arguing that Jeju should go beyond its current tourism model in [...]

S. Korea to Spend 13 tln Won by 2030 to Stimulate Development of Border Areas

S. Korea to Spend 13 tln Won by 2030 to Stimulate Development of Border Areas

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to spend over 13 trillion won (US$11.6 billion) over the next decade to expand infrastructure areas that border North Korea, including the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), for closer inter-Korean exchanges, the government said Thursday. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said the government’s Border Area Policy [...]

Duty-free Sales from Japanese Visitors Up Despite Military Tension

Duty-free Sales from Japanese Visitors Up Despite Military Tension

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean duty-free stores saw their sales from Japanese consumers rise sharply on-year in January despite the on-going military tension between the two countries, apparently on the back of the strong Japanese yen, industry sources said Sunday. Sales from Japanese consumers at a Lotte Duty Free shop in Seoul’s [...]

Asian Tourists Favor Myeongdong but Americans, Europeans Prioritize Palaces in Seoul: Study

Asian Tourists Favor Myeongdong but Americans, Europeans Prioritize Palaces in Seoul: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign tourists have varying tastes when it comes to sightseeing spots in Seoul, depending on their nationality, a research paper showed Friday. Visitors from Asia prefer Myeongdong, one of the capital’s main shopping districts, while European and American tourists are most impressed by royal palaces, according to the paper [...]

‘Screen Golf’ Expands Scope of Teeing Up in S. Korea

‘Screen Golf’ Expands Scope of Teeing Up in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Thirty-year-old fund manager Park Jong-il, who works in the financial district of Yeouido in western Seoul, tees off at his favorite golf course located on the southern resort island of Jeju at least once a week after work. Instead of booking the one-hour flight and possibly reserving a hotel [...]

Foreign, Domestic Entities Benchmark Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

Foreign, Domestic Entities Benchmark Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

HWACHEON, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — With the 2019 Hwacheon Sancheoneo (mountain trout) Ice Festival continuing to attract a significant number of visitors every day, both domestic and international agencies are seeking to follow suit. According to Hwacheon-gun in Gangwon Province, officials from the city of Norilsk in Russia will be visiting the festival between [...]