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Jeju Investors to Face Greater Scrutiny

Jeju Investors to Face Greater Scrutiny

JEJU, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — On July 21, Jeju Island’s government announced new regulations that will modify the approval process for investors that wish to participate in local developmental projects. Officials from South Korea’s largest island stated the new regulations will soon come into effect, as they seek investors for the latest development project, [...]

Regional Authorities Light Up the Night to Boost Tourism

Regional Authorities Light Up the Night to Boost Tourism

SEOUL, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Regional authorities are increasingly looking towards the evening skyline as a potential revenue stream. The reasoning goes that successful nighttime activities will pull in a share of the tourism market, which should provide a boost to related businesses such as restaurants and lodgings. Andong City in Gyeongsangbuk Province has for years [...]

Naver Makes Play for Online Translation Market With New and Improved Tech

Naver Makes Play for Online Translation Market With New and Improved Tech

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s leading online search company Naver announced that as of today, it will lift the 200-character limit put in place for “Papago”, its artificial intelligence powered translation service. By doing so, Naver has decided to challenge Google head on for supremacy in the Korean translation market. As the two [...]

Everland Amusement Park Remains Top Tourist Attraction for Locals, Foreigners

Everland Amusement Park Remains Top Tourist Attraction for Locals, Foreigners

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Everland Resort, an amusement facility equipped with a water park and a zoo, was the No. 1 destination for local and foreign visitors last year, South Korea’s tourism agency said Wednesday. According to the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, 6.96 million people visited the amusement park in Yongin, just [...]

Hans Christian Andersen Will Have His Own Village… In Busan

Hans Christian Andersen Will Have His Own Village… In Busan

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Gijang District’s ceramics village is slated to open a number of attractions based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales by the year 2020. Yesterday, Gijang District announced that it will build an Andersen Fairy Tale Village, Andersen Town, Movie Forest and Film Experience Sector. The entire establishment will be built on [...]

Government to Increase Disabled and Elderly Friendly Travel Destinations

Government to Increase Disabled and Elderly Friendly Travel Destinations

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government is poised to improve disabled and elderly access at tourist destinations in a move that could boost the country’s tourism industry. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) announced on Sunday it has asked the Ministry of Strategy and Finance for funding to increase by [...]

Over Hundred Restaurants Newly Registered as Muslim-friendly in S. Korea

Over Hundred Restaurants Newly Registered as Muslim-friendly in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 100 restaurants in South Korea have been certified as Muslim-friendly this year, the state-run tourism promotion body said Monday, as the government attempts to attract more tourists from the Middle East and Southeast Asian countries. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said 117 new restaurants joined the government’s [...]

Lotte World Tower Draws Over 10 Million Visitors in 100 Days

Lotte World Tower Draws Over 10 Million Visitors in 100 Days

SEOUL, July 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of visitors at the country’s tallest skyscraper built by retail giant Lotte Group has recently topped the 10 million mark, its operator said Tuesday, marking the 100th day of the building’s opening. The 123-story Lotte World Tower, which opened in early April, had a daily average 120,000 visitors, [...]