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24-Hour “Smart Help Desks” for Tourists Coming to Seoul

24-Hour “Smart Help Desks” for Tourists Coming to Seoul

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign visitors to South Korea will soon have access to tourist information in multiple languages, 24 hours a day, at major tourist destinations, starting in Seoul. The government has revealed the launch of a 24-hour multilingual automated “smart help desk,” catering to the convenience of international visitors. The first [...]

Airbnb Calls for Law Revision to Allow S. Koreans to Share Homes with Domestic Travelers

Airbnb Calls for Law Revision to Allow S. Koreans to Share Homes with Domestic Travelers

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Airbnb Inc. launched a campaign on Monday to call for a revision to the law to allow South Koreans to share their homes with domestic travelers in the country’s major cities, it said. Under South Korea’s Tourism Promotion Act, residents in urban areas, excluding rural communities defined by law, [...]

Underwater Marine Observation Deck to Open by 2020

Underwater Marine Observation Deck to Open by 2020

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — By January 2020, people will be able to go underwater in the East Sea to visit its mysterious marine ecosystem with ease. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced yesterday that it plans to install an eight-storey half-underwater observation deck near the National Marine Science Center currently being built [...]

More Foreigners Coming to Korea for Plastic Surgery

More Foreigners Coming to Korea for Plastic Surgery

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 48,000 foreigners came to South Korea last year to get cosmetic surgery, spending some 215 billion won (US$189.12 million), health ministry data showed on Thursday. The numbers provided to Rep. Nam In-soon of the ruling Democratic Party for a parliamentary audit showed 397,882 foreign patients visited South [...]

Travel Agency to Offer Eco Peace Tour Package to DMZ

Travel Agency to Offer Eco Peace Tour Package to DMZ

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A tour agency specializing in travel to Korea’s heavily armed demilitarized zone (DMZ) said Monday it will sell a new package to the area that highlights the ecosystem and peace instead of security-centered sightseeing. DMZ Tour Korea will offer a “Cheorwon DMZ peace and eco winter travel” package from [...]

Gyeonggi Province Aims to Turn Namhansanseong into Major Tourist Attraction by 2022

Gyeonggi Province Aims to Turn Namhansanseong into Major Tourist Attraction by 2022

SUWON, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province announced yesterday that it was planning to allocate 19.63 billion won to be used to transform Namhansanseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, into a major tourist attraction by 2022. The province is expected to hold a yearly “cultural festival” in October starting next year, and will [...]

Vietnam Tops List of Favorite Chuseok Holiday Destinations

Vietnam Tops List of Favorite Chuseok Holiday Destinations

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Southeast Asian countries, especially Vietnam, were the hottest holiday destinations during this year’s Chuseok weekend. Fewer South Koreans travelled during Chuseok compared to last year due to a shorter holiday weekend, but more people were found to have traveled to Europe than last year. According to Korea’s leading travel [...]