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16.7 pct of Men Want Commemorative Rites, Compared to Only 2.4 pct of Women

16.7 pct of Men Want Commemorative Rites, Compared to Only 2.4 pct of Women

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The gap between men and women is significant in the opinion of ancestral rites, a major topic for the upcoming Chuseok holiday. According to a survey of 656 union members conducted by the Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU), 16.7 percent of men said they wanted their offspring to [...]

Royal Palaces, Museums in Seoul to Remain Open Through Upcoming Chuseok Holiday

Royal Palaces, Museums in Seoul to Remain Open Through Upcoming Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Four Joseon-era royal palaces in Seoul will remain open throughout the extended Chuseok holiday next week to receive holiday visitors free of charge, the government said Saturday. The four palaces — Gyeongbok, Changdeok, Deoksu and Changgyeong — as well as the UNESCO-recognized Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty in [...]

Jeju Island, Bangkok, and Danang Top Chuseok Travel Destinations

Jeju Island, Bangkok, and Danang Top Chuseok Travel Destinations

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Tourist resorts where visitors can both enjoy travel and relaxation are gaining popularity ahead of the Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) holiday. Travel search engine Skyscanner analyzed travelers’ air ticket search data from September 11 to 15 during the holiday season. The results showed that South Korea’s Jeju Island, Thailand’s Bangkok [...]

Major Hotels Record More Reservations for Chuseok Holiday

Major Hotels Record More Reservations for Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Major hotels in Seoul have seen their reservation rates rise for the upcoming Chuseok holiday thanks to a new trend of spending the autumn harvest celebration in the nation’s capital, industry sources said Wednesday. Chuseok is the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving Day and is one of the country’s biggest [...]

Over 1.1 mln People Expected to Travel Abroad During Chuseok Holiday

Over 1.1 mln People Expected to Travel Abroad During Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 1.1 million people are expected to travel abroad during the 10-day Chuseok holiday, which begins late this month, industry sources said Wednesday. Incheon International Airport Corp. said 980,000 people took overseas trips between April 29 and May 9 this year when many took three days of leave [...]