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Airbnb Calls for Law Revision to Allow S. Koreans to Share Homes with Domestic Travelers

Airbnb Calls for Law Revision to Allow S. Koreans to Share Homes with Domestic Travelers

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Airbnb Inc. launched a campaign on Monday to call for a revision to the law to allow South Koreans to share their homes with domestic travelers in the country’s major cities, it said. Under South Korea’s Tourism Promotion Act, residents in urban areas, excluding rural communities defined by law, [...]

Foreign Tourists Fall 27 pct Last Month amid THAAD Row

Foreign Tourists Fall 27 pct Last Month amid THAAD Row

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of foreign tourists to South Korea fell 27 percent in April from a year earlier as demand from China fell dramatically, the country’s tourism agency said Monday. Last month, a total of 1.07 million foreigners visited the country. Chinese travelers plunged 67 percent year-over-year to 227,811, according [...]

Foreign Plastic Surgery Patients Skyrocket in Last 5 yrs

Foreign Plastic Surgery Patients Skyrocket in Last 5 yrs

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of foreign patients receiving plastic surgery in South Korea has shot up 13-fold since 2010 thanks to Chinese tourists, a report showed Thursday. The number of foreigners visiting cosmetic clinics operating in South Korea reached 36,224 last year, up from 2,851 tallied in 2009, according to the [...]

Chinese Tourists Grumble Communication Difficulties While Shopping in Korea

Chinese Tourists Grumble Communication Difficulties While Shopping in Korea

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of foreign tourists from China has been rapidly increasing as entry and departure formalities were simplified for them; however, the number of Japanese tourists has been decreasing due to a weak yen. As the tourist dynamics are changing, understanding the needs of the foreign visitors and making [...]