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Shopping Most Favored Activity by Foreigners During PyeongChang Olympics

Shopping Most Favored Activity by Foreigners During PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Shopping was the most preferred activity by foreigners who came to South Korea during the PyeongChang Olympics earlier this year, excluding visiting or participating in the Winter Games, a government survey showed Wednesday. According to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games International Visitors Survey, 58.3 percent of visitors who were [...]

Outbound South Korean Female Travelers Outstrip Men

Outbound South Korean Female Travelers Outstrip Men

SEOUL, Apr. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of outbound South Korean women travelers outstripped men for the first time last year. According to a report released by the Korea Association of Travel Agents, over 24.83 million South Korean women traveled abroad last year, excluding flight attendants who accounted for 6.3 percent. In the meantime, the [...]

Seoul Withdraws Financial Support for Int’l Taxis Averaging 0.9 Fare Per Day

Seoul Withdraws Financial Support for Int’l Taxis Averaging 0.9 Fare Per Day

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Nine years and 8.6 billion won in funding later, Seoul is stepping back from an international taxi initiative that was founded in 2009 to provide tourists with taxis with English-, Japanese- and Chinese-speaking drivers. In the past nine years of their existence, each international taxi has averaged less than [...]

Seoul City Embarks on Project to Expand Gwanghwamun Square

Seoul City Embarks on Project to Expand Gwanghwamun Square

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government and the national heritage agency announced a joint initiative Tuesday to redesign the pedestrian plaza at the heart of the capital as part of urban planning aimed at bolstering public convenience and restoring history. Gwanghwamun Square, located in the middle of the 10-lane Sejongro main [...]