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Affordable Premium Economy Seats Proving Popular

Affordable Premium Economy Seats Proving Popular

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Premium economy class airline tickets have proved popular among South Korean travelers this year. Sales of premium economy seats, which slot between business and economy class, grew 67 percent on-year between January and October, according to data from flight-booking website Skyscanner. While sales of business and economy seats also [...]

Seoul is 7th Most Visited City in the World

Seoul is 7th Most Visited City in the World

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – New data from Mastercard has revealed that Seoul is the 7th most visited city by international tourists in the world. The Korea Tourism Organization announced on Sunday that Seoul ranked 7th in terms of visits by foreign tourists in 2016, citing the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2017. The South [...]

FTC Orders Foreign Online Travel Agencies to Revise Unfair Refund Policies

FTC Orders Foreign Online Travel Agencies to Revise Unfair Refund Policies

SEJONG, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s corporate watchdog said Tuesday that it had foreign online travel agencies revise their unfair refund policies. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said it has looked into provisions and clauses of four firms — Agoda, Booking.com, Hotels.com and Expedia — and discovered unfair terms that restrict the cancellation [...]

Haetae: The Much-Loved Mascot of Korea

Haetae: The Much-Loved Mascot of Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Sculptures of the legendary creature Haetae can be spotted around Seoul, often near historical landmarks and other high-profile locations like the National Assembly Building. Shaped like a lion with a horn on its forehead, the imaginary animal from Korean mythology is known as a guardian that fends off fire [...]

More than Half of Foreigners Visit S. Korea after Watching Hallyu Content: Poll

More than Half of Foreigners Visit S. Korea after Watching Hallyu Content: Poll

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of foreigners coming to South Korea on private trips chose their destination after experiencing “hallyu,” which refers to the Korean Wave of popular culture, a local poll showed Thursday. The Korea Tourism Organization polled 3,199 people who visited the country with reservations for flights only or [...]

Gyeonggi Province Continues Push to Attract International Tourists, to Little Avail

Gyeonggi Province Continues Push to Attract International Tourists, to Little Avail

SUWON, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite a number of initiatives to attract international tourists, the number of visitors to Gyeonggi Province has remained underwhelming, new government data has revealed. Gyeonggi Province has been attempting to boost the local economy by developing new tourism programs and other promotional activities with the slogan ‘Gwangang Gyeonggi’ (Tourism Gyeonggi), [...]

Korean Android Users Spend Most Time on YouTube, Kakao Talk

Korean Android Users Spend Most Time on YouTube, Kakao Talk

SEOUL, Nov.1 (Korea Bizwire) – Market research company Wiseapp publicly disclosed the results of a nationwide survey of 23,000 Android OS-based smartphone users on October 31, which revealed YouTube has overtaken messaging app Kakao Talk as the most used service. The results of the same survey that was conducted last year had Kakao Talk in [...]