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S. Korean Retailers Beef Up Marketing Efforts to Lure Chinese Consumers

S. Korean Retailers Beef Up Marketing Efforts to Lure Chinese Consumers

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retailers are accelerating efforts to attract more Chinese consumers, companies said Thursday, as they strive to recover from the fallout from the diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijing over the stationing of a U.S. anti-missile system. Lotte Duty Free, South Korea’s No. 1 duty-free operator, said it [...]

Shinsegae DF Accelerates Marketing Efforts to Attract Chinese Tourists

Shinsegae DF Accelerates Marketing Efforts to Attract Chinese Tourists

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae DF Inc., the duty-free arm of South Korean retail giant Shinsegae, said Friday it is ramping up marketing efforts to lure more Chinese tourists as the company moves to expand its presence in the country’s duty-free market. Shinsegae DF said it has partnered with Ctrip to allow consumers [...]

Concerns over Low-quality Group Tours Resurface as Chinese Visitors Increase

Concerns over Low-quality Group Tours Resurface as Chinese Visitors Increase

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Repeated government efforts to prevent cheap, low-quality package tours to South Korea by Chinese tourists are being questioned again as the number of travelers from the neighboring country increases, industry watchers said Thursday. The tally for June from the Korea Tourism Organization showed the volume of Chinese visitors to [...]

Is China’s THAAD Retaliation Coming to an End?

Is China’s THAAD Retaliation Coming to an End?

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Expectations are running high ahead of a presidential summit between South Korea and China that China’s months-long economic retaliation over the politically charged THAAD anti-missile systems might be finally coming to an end. It was the agreement between foreign ministers from both countries last month to recover and improve the [...]

Duty-Free Shops at Incheon Airport Call for Rent Relief Amid Economic Slump

Duty-Free Shops at Incheon Airport Call for Rent Relief Amid Economic Slump

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Representatives of duty-free shops at Incheon Airport have called on the airport officials to consider dropping the price of rent temporarily amid China’s economic retaliation over the South Korean deployment of a THAAD anti-missile system, which has had a devastating impact on the local tourism industry. According to industry sources, [...]

Chinese Visitors Drop 70 pct amid THAAD Row

Chinese Visitors Drop 70 pct amid THAAD Row

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of Chinese tourists in South Korea declined nearly 70 percent on-year last month, marking a drop for five straight months following China’s ban on sales of Korea-bound trips amid a diplomatic row over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system here, government data showed Tuesday. The tally [...]