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Tourist Exchanges Between S. Korea and Vietnam to Reach 4.5 mln This Year

Tourist Exchanges Between S. Korea and Vietnam to Reach 4.5 mln This Year

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of tourist exchanges between South Korea and Vietnam are leading airlines to create new routes between the two countries. The Korea Tourism Organization and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism reported that 2,078,000 South Koreans visited Vietnam over the first half of this year, which was [...]

Businesses Offer Discounts to Travelers Cancelling Trips to Japan and Overseas

Businesses Offer Discounts to Travelers Cancelling Trips to Japan and Overseas

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The prolonged boycott movement against Japanese goods and services is leading South Korean agencies to give out discount benefits to travelers who are cancelling trips to foreign countries, including Japan. The Gyeongju World Culture Expo Foundation will offer a 50 percent discount for the Summer Pool Festival: Hot Summer [...]

‘Hallyu’ Tourist Complex to be Built Near Incheon Airport by 2024

‘Hallyu’ Tourist Complex to be Built Near Incheon Airport by 2024

INCHEON, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The municipality of Incheon, west of Seoul, is planning to build a massive tourist complex in a hilly coastal area just west of Incheon International Airport after designating it as a free economic zone, officials said Friday. According to the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority, the new tourist complex, [...]

Popularity of Noraebang Wanes Among S. Koreans

Popularity of Noraebang Wanes Among S. Koreans

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The popularity of noraebang, Korean-style karaoke rooms that have been a mainstay of public leisure for more than 30 years, is on the decline. According to a recent report by the KB Financial Group Research Institute, the number of karaoke rooms in South Korea started to drop in 2011 [...]

Boryeong Mud Festival Ends After Drawing Over 1.8 Million Visitors

Boryeong Mud Festival Ends After Drawing Over 1.8 Million Visitors

BORYEONG, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The annual Boryeong Mud Festival, one of South Korea’s most celebrated summer events, attracted more than 1.8 million visitors despite unfavorable weather during its 10-day run from July 19-28, local officials said Monday. The municipality of Boryeong, a South Chungcheong Province city 190 kilometers south of Seoul, said a [...]