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Newly Launched Tourism Organization Aims to Tackle Overtourism in Seoul

Newly Launched Tourism Organization Aims to Tackle Overtourism in Seoul

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A recently launched tourism organization said Tuesday it will put efforts to resolve recent conflicts arising from overtourism in Seoul’s popular tourist destinations. The Seoul Tourism Organization set sail in May to lead medium to long-term tourism development of the capital city, it said. “We have been in talks [...]

“Venice of Busan” a Popular Tourist Attraction

“Venice of Busan” a Popular Tourist Attraction

BUSAN, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — An old fishing port in Busan has transformed itself in artistic form, surprising visitors and residents alike. On social media websites, Jangrim Port in Busan’s Saha-gu is now being dubbed “Bunezia,” which is a combination of the words “Busan” and “Venezia,” the Italian name for “Venice.” The nickname was [...]

Concerns over Low-quality Group Tours Resurface as Chinese Visitors Increase

Concerns over Low-quality Group Tours Resurface as Chinese Visitors Increase

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Repeated government efforts to prevent cheap, low-quality package tours to South Korea by Chinese tourists are being questioned again as the number of travelers from the neighboring country increases, industry watchers said Thursday. The tally for June from the Korea Tourism Organization showed the volume of Chinese visitors to [...]

S. Korea to Open Medical Tourism Promotion Center in Shanghai

S. Korea to Open Medical Tourism Promotion Center in Shanghai

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will open a new center in Shanghai later this year to promote medical tourism, in line with efforts to attract more Chinese medical tourists, the health ministry said Tuesday. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the center will open in September and will serve as [...]