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Sales of Annual Wintertime Shopping Festival Hit 1 tln Won

Sales of Annual Wintertime Shopping Festival Hit 1 tln Won

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of this year’s state-led annual wintertime shopping festival aimed at attracting foreign tourists to Korea jumped nearly 40 percent to reach the milestone of 1 trillion won (US$839 million), data showed Monday. Sales from the Korea Grand Sale 2019 came to 1.25 trillion won, compared with 900.7 billion [...]

DMZ Hiking Trails Temporarily Shut Down Due to African Swine Fever Outbreak

DMZ Hiking Trails Temporarily Shut Down Due to African Swine Fever Outbreak

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Hiking trails along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas will be temporarily closed starting Thursday following the outbreak of African swine fever in border areas, the government said. The decision to suspend the hiking trails in Paju and Cherwon came shortly after South Korea confirmed two cases [...]

No. of S. Korean Travelers to Japan Sharply Falls During Chuseok Holiday

No. of S. Korean Travelers to Japan Sharply Falls During Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Koreans who travelled to Japan during this year’s fall harvest holiday sharply declined from last year, due to the response to Tokyo’s export curbs on Seoul, data showed Monday. The number of Koreans who traveled to or from Japan via Incheon International Airport came to [...]

Gov’t Disapproves Mount Seorak Cable Car Project

Gov’t Disapproves Mount Seorak Cable Car Project

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Environment said Monday it has decided not to permit a new cable car project on Mount Seorak, one of the nation’s most scenic mountains, ending a years-long debate on the project’s possible damage to the environment. The Wonju Regional Environmental Office, under the ministry, announced a [...]

DMZ Trail to Host Special Group of Foreign Tourists This Week

DMZ Trail to Host Special Group of Foreign Tourists This Week

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A special group of foreign students will walk a trail along the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone this week during a government event designed to mark a historic inter-Korean summit a year earlier. Thirteen university students from 12 countries outside of Korea, including the United States, Britain, Italy, Vietnam and [...]