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Rare Rainbow Cloud Phenomenon Sighted over Jeju Island, 2nd Time This Year

Rare Rainbow Cloud Phenomenon Sighted over Jeju Island, 2nd Time This Year

JEJU, South Korea, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – A spectacular display of light was spotted Thursday in the sky over South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju as residents on the island were dazzled for the second time this year by what is called the phenomenon of cloud iridescence. The Jeju Meteorological Administration said iridescent colors, or rainbow colors within clouds, appeared in the sky over the island for almost the entire noon hour. [...]

Tourism Friendly Resort to Open at Mangsang Beach

Tourism Friendly Resort to Open at Mangsang Beach

DONGHAE, South Korea, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Mangsang Beach, one of the most popular beaches on the east coast of South Korea, is revamping its car camping resort as a foreign tourist-friendly area, as part of efforts to attract more visitors during the summer, Donghae City announced yesterday. The city’s latest move is thought [...]

Social Events the Next Big Thing for South Korean Farmers

Social Events the Next Big Thing for South Korean Farmers

CHUNGCHEONG, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Farm parties, which allow people living in the city to enjoy the experience of farm life and come in contact with nature, are proving popular as an increasing number of farmers eye the idea of transforming their property into a cultural event venue. As self-explanatory as it sounds, the newly [...]

Tourists in Korea: Westerners Visit Historic Sites, Asians Shop

Tourists in Korea: Westerners Visit Historic Sites, Asians Shop

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Tourists prefer different attractions in South Korea depending on where they are from, with those from Asian countries favoring shopping districts like Myeong-dong, while westerners typically prefer historic sites like Gyeongbokgung Palace, a recent report from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) revealed. According to the report released [...]

Jeju Eyes More Local Tourists amid Decrease in Chinese Visitors

Jeju Eyes More Local Tourists amid Decrease in Chinese Visitors

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju is seeking to attract more domestic tourists to offset a sharp decrease in Chinese visitors amid political tensions over the deployment of a U.S. missile shield, industry data showed Sunday.  The scenic island had been popular among Chinese tourists [...]

Air Busan, T’way Open up New Routes to Japan amid THAAD Row

Air Busan, T’way Open up New Routes to Japan amid THAAD Row

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean low-cost carriers Air Busan and T’way Air will set up new routes to Japanese cities as part of efforts to offset declines in demand from China, the companies said Friday.  The number of Chinese travelers has sharply declined following the ban on all travel packages to South [...]

Jeju Tourist Attractions Enjoy International Media Coverage

Jeju Tourist Attractions Enjoy International Media Coverage

JEJU, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Jeju Island has attracted international media coverage of famous tourist attractions, including its renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak and Manjanggul Cave, in the run-up to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics. Last Thursday, international media outlet Al Jazeera visited Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak and Manjanggul Cave, according to Jeju government [...]

South Korean Golf Industry Estimated at 11.4 Trillion Won

South Korean Golf Industry Estimated at 11.4 Trillion Won

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – According to a report released yesterday, the golf industry in South Korea is worth an estimated 11.4 trillion won, with the market for so called ‘screen golf’ services alone thought to exceed 1 trillion won, accounting for 10 percent of the total. The report from the Yuwon Golf Foundation [...]

S. Korea to Launch Nationwide Shopping Festival in Fall

S. Korea to Launch Nationwide Shopping Festival in Fall

SEJONG, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will hold this year’s nationwide shopping festival involving retailers and traditional markets in the fall to attract foreign shoppers and boost lackluster domestic consumption, the government said Wednesday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said the “Korea Sale FESTA,” will take place from Sept. 28 to [...]