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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 [...]

Korean Tourism Trends Shift among Chinese Tourists

Korean Tourism Trends Shift among Chinese Tourists

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The latest analysis by Pengtai, Cheil Worldwide’s digital marketing affiliate, has revealed that Chinese tourists visiting South Korea are becoming more attracted to the daily lives of locals instead of shopping or K-food quests.  According to the analysis, which was based on some 660,000 search data on the urban [...]

Seoul Offers Jobs to Chinese-Speaking Travel Interpreters Amid Travel Ban to South Korea

Seoul Offers Jobs to Chinese-Speaking Travel Interpreters Amid Travel Ban to South Korea

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Tuesday that it is creating 200 jobs exclusively for Chinese-speaking travel interpreters, with China’s travel ban to South Korea still in effect.  According to city officials, the application process will run from May 31 until June 15, and the new recruits will serve as [...]

Jeju Eyes More Local Tourists amid Decrease in Chinese Visitors

Jeju Eyes More Local Tourists amid Decrease in Chinese Visitors

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju is seeking to attract more domestic tourists to offset a sharp decrease in Chinese visitors amid political tensions over the deployment of a U.S. missile shield, industry data showed Sunday.  The scenic island had been popular among Chinese tourists [...]

S. Korea Rolls out Unique Tour Programs to Lure Japanese, Southeast Asians

S. Korea Rolls out Unique Tour Programs to Lure Japanese, Southeast Asians

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Struggling to cope with a sharp drop in Chinese visitors, local tourism organizations have stepped up efforts to release novel tour programs to woo Japanese and Southeast Asian visitors, government and industry sources said Friday.  The South Korea tourism and hospitality sectors have been hit by the dearth in [...]