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Large Tourist Group from Hong Kong to Visit S. Korea This Month

Large Tourist Group from Hong Kong to Visit S. Korea This Month

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A large tourist group from Hong Kong is scheduled to visit South Korea next week, raising speculation that foreign visitors arriving here on incentive tours with their companies will further increase down the road, a trade promotion agency said Tuesday. According to the state-run Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), some [...]

Foreign Tourists Exposed to Harmful Fine Dust Without Guidance

Foreign Tourists Exposed to Harmful Fine Dust Without Guidance

SEOUL, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Many foreign tourists vacationing in South Korea were exposed to a wave of hazardous ultrafine particles that blanketed the nation over the past week, due mostly to lack of information and guidance. Since last Thursday, most of South Korea has been hit by extraordinarily high levels of ultrafine particles [...]

Nami Island to Offer Translation Services for Foreigners

Nami Island to Offer Translation Services for Foreigners

CHUNCHEON, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Nami Island, Chuncheon’s most representative tourist destination, has introduced a new translation service for foreigners. Nami Island, Inc., in partnership with Papago, the artificial intelligence-based translation service from internet giant Naver Corp., has begun to offer translation services for foreign tourists. Each year, more than 1 million tourists from [...]

Foreign Tourists Buy Fashion Goods in Gangbuk, Luxury Items in Gangnam

Foreign Tourists Buy Fashion Goods in Gangbuk, Luxury Items in Gangnam

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The spending patterns of foreign tourists, which have been concentrated on cosmetics in the past, are undergoing a transformation, while the number of foreign tourists visiting Seoul is predicted to surpass 12 million this year. Shinsegae Department Store said on December 13 that customers at the brand’s Gangbuk store [...]

More Foreigners Seek to Visit Southeastern Port City of Busan

More Foreigners Seek to Visit Southeastern Port City of Busan

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — More foreigners have shown interest in visiting South Korea’s southeastern port city of Busan, industry data showed Wednesday, amid the government’s efforts to pursue balanced regional tourism growth. According to the data from Skyscanner, an online site that compares trip prices, the number of searches for a round-trip ticket [...]

1-Day Tours Prove Popular with International Medical Tourists

1-Day Tours Prove Popular with International Medical Tourists

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — One-day tours for foreign tourists organized by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) have proven to be popular for international visitors to Korea whose main purpose of visit is for medical treatment. The KTO revealed yesterday that 92 percent of the program’s participants said that they were satisfied with the [...]