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Number of Chinese Tourists Dips 41 pct Over 3 Years on THAAD Row

Number of Chinese Tourists Dips 41 pct Over 3 Years on THAAD Row

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea suffered a some 41 percent tumble in the number of visiting Chinese tourists over the past three years since its decision to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system here, a report said Monday. A total of 4.79 million Chinese visited South Korea in 2018, down 40.6 [...]

3,000 Employees of Chinese Firm Visit S. Korea in Incentive Tour Program

3,000 Employees of Chinese Firm Visit S. Korea in Incentive Tour Program

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run tourism agency said Monday it has attracted a 3,000-strong incentive travel group from a Chinese healthcare marketing company. The employees of Guangzhou Yanruyu Medical Technology began a five-day trip to Seoul, Incheon and Gangwon Province on the day, according to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). The [...]

Convenience Stores Popular Attractions for Chinese Tourists

Convenience Stores Popular Attractions for Chinese Tourists

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — For Chinese tourists visiting South Korea, there are must-haves that they need to buy at South Korea’s omnipresent convenience stores. CU, a major convenience store franchise, said Chinese tourists bought Binggrae Co.’s Banana-flavored Milk the most, followed by Crami Crab Sticks, Nongshim Co.’s Shin Ramyun Black Cup Noodles, herbal [...]

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 [...]