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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 [...]

Number of Travelers to S. Korea Hits Record High in Jan-Oct

Number of Travelers to S. Korea Hits Record High in Jan-Oct

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of foreigners who visited South Korea in the first 10 months of this year jumped 33.1 percent from a year ago, breaking the previous record high in 2014, the state-run tourism agency said Monday.  A total of 14.59 million foreigners visited the nation in the January-October period, [...]