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South Korean Economy Buckles Up for More Chinese Retaliation Over Additional THAAD Deployment

South Korean Economy Buckles Up for More Chinese Retaliation Over Additional THAAD Deployment

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With the government keeping a wary eye on China’s next move amid the deployment of an additional THAAD missile defense battery, South Korean companies are bracing for further retaliation from the Chinese government. Earlier Thursday, the South Korean defense ministry announced the deployment of an additional four launchers for [...]

Retailers Embrace Rising Influx of Independent Chinese Travelers

Retailers Embrace Rising Influx of Independent Chinese Travelers

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s retail and tourism industries are seeking ways to embrace a growing number of independent travelers from China with customized services as Beijing is set to tighten regulations on cheap package tours, industry officials said Monday.  Duty-free operators and department stores have stepped up customized marketing targeted at [...]

‘Korea Sale Festa’ Boosts Retailers’ Sales by 10 Pct

‘Korea Sale Festa’ Boosts Retailers’ Sales by 10 Pct

SEJONG, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean retailers saw their sales increase more than 10 percent during a nationwide shopping festival that started late last month thanks to rising demand from Chinese shoppers, government data showed Thursday.  The massive shopping campaign called “Korea Sale Festa,” which began Sept. 29 for 11 days, was designed [...]

Korea’s Most Popular Vacation Island Tainted by Foreign Crimes

Korea’s Most Popular Vacation Island Tainted by Foreign Crimes

JEJU, South korea, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Jeju, Korea’s largest island, has traditionally been recognized for its big three ‘haves’ – women (a higher female population in the past), rocks (basalt from volcanic activity), and wind (being that it’s an island) – and the ‘have-nots’ – panhandlers, burglars, and front gates – a sign [...]

Economic Effects from Chinese Tourists Triple over past 4 Years: Report

Economic Effects from Chinese Tourists Triple over past 4 Years: Report

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 6 million Chinese travelers visited South Korea last year, creating an economic ripple effect worth 27.66 trillion won (US$25.28 billion), up three times over the past four years, a report said Wednesday.  A total of 5.98 million Chinese nationals visited South Korea in 2015, growing an average of [...]

S. Korea: Chinese Group Tourists Can Stay up to 10 Days without Visas

S. Korea: Chinese Group Tourists Can Stay up to 10 Days without Visas

CHUNCHEON, Mar. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s provincial authorities have doubled the period of visa-free entry for Chinese transfer passengers in the latest move to attract Chinese tourists, an official said Tuesday. Gangwon Province is allowing Chinese group tourists to stay up to 10 days without visas, an increase from the previous five-day limit, [...]

Where Do Chinese Tourists Go When They Come To Korea?

Where Do Chinese Tourists Go When They Come To Korea?

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The subway stations that Chinese tourists visited the most during their trips to Korea over the recent Chinese holiday period were Myeong-dong Station (18 percent), Hongik University Station (12 percent), Dongdaemun Station (6 percent), Seoul Station (5.7 percent) and Incheon International Airport Station (5.6 percent). The results were revealed [...]

S. Korea Sets Out to Woo Back Chinese Tourists

S. Korea Sets Out to Woo Back Chinese Tourists

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s retail and tourism industries are preparing a slew of promotional and cultural events to woo back Chinese travelers during a long-haul holiday season, pinning their hopes on making up for a summer slump in the wake of a viral respiratory illness, sources said Monday. Since the first [...]