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Yeongdong’s Traditional Music and Wine Festivals Receive International Awards

Yeongdong’s Traditional Music and Wine Festivals Receive International Awards

YEONGDONG, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Both the Korean Wine Festival and Yeongdong Nangye Traditional Music Festival have brought international recognition to Yeongdong County, showing the world just how far a successful event could go, local government officials said on Tuesday. According to an official from the Yeongdong County government, the annual wine and traditional music [...]

Tourism Authorities to Hold Series of Festivals to Attract International Visitors

Tourism Authorities to Hold Series of Festivals to Attract International Visitors

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is set to hold a number of festivals in an all-out effort to boost the country’s tourism industry, which has been hit hard by Beijing’s economic retaliation over South Korea’s deployment of a politically-charged THAAD missile defense system. At a press conference held on Tuesday, [...]

S. Korea Strives to Make PyeongChang Attractive Tourist City for Olympics

S. Korea Strives to Make PyeongChang Attractive Tourist City for Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — When former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announced PyeongChang as the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics six years ago, the small alpine county was an unfamiliar name to almost all people living outside of South Korea. Though already famous in the country for the outstanding [...]

Over 20 pct of Lavish Foreign Tourists Come from Mideast: Poll

Over 20 pct of Lavish Foreign Tourists Come from Mideast: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle Eastern tourists accounted for more than 20 percent of big-spending foreign visitors to South Korea last year with their per-capita spending reaching over US$16,000, a poll showed Thursday. The survey on the top 1 percent high-spending foreign tourists, taken by the Korea Culture & Tourism Institute, showed that [...]

Over 1.1 mln People Expected to Travel Abroad During Chuseok Holiday

Over 1.1 mln People Expected to Travel Abroad During Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 1.1 million people are expected to travel abroad during the 10-day Chuseok holiday, which begins late this month, industry sources said Wednesday. Incheon International Airport Corp. said 980,000 people took overseas trips between April 29 and May 9 this year when many took three days of leave [...]

Annual Multicultural Fest Set to Open in Changwon

Annual Multicultural Fest Set to Open in Changwon

CHANGWON, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — An annual festival aimed at understanding and sharing cultural values between Koreans and migrants is slated to open in South Korea’s southeastern city of Changwon later this month, organizers said Wednesday. The 12th Migrants’ Arirang Multicultural Festival (MAMF) will kick off its three-day run Sept. 29, bringing together art [...]

South Korea to Focus on Female Tourists

South Korea to Focus on Female Tourists

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – With the number of female tourists visiting South Korea surpassing that of men, tourism authorities are ramping up their efforts to attract women through tour packages and other marketing strategies that are geared towards women. According to a report on immigration statistics released by the Korea Culture & Tourism Institute [...]

Local Gov’ts All-out to Pitch PyeongChang Games for Tourism

Local Gov’ts All-out to Pitch PyeongChang Games for Tourism

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics just five months away, South Korea’s provincial governments are ramping up efforts to use the quadrennial event as a springboard for luring more foreign tourists. The Winter Games will be held in the alpine county of PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul, [...]