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Sales of Annual Wintertime Shopping Festival Hit 1 tln Won

Sales of Annual Wintertime Shopping Festival Hit 1 tln Won

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of this year’s state-led annual wintertime shopping festival aimed at attracting foreign tourists to Korea jumped nearly 40 percent to reach the milestone of 1 trillion won (US$839 million), data showed Monday. Sales from the Korea Grand Sale 2019 came to 1.25 trillion won, compared with 900.7 billion [...]

Jeungpyeong’s Traditional Culture Popular Among Foreign Tourists

Jeungpyeong’s Traditional Culture Popular Among Foreign Tourists

JEUNGPYEONG, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Located in Jeungpyeong County, North Chungcheong Province, a “paste-ripening village” has become popular among foreign tourists who want to experience South Korea’s traditional culture. According to Jeungpyeong county, the village has seen a large increase in foreign tourists since last year after foreigners who visited the area started to [...]

Automatic Passport Control Without Prior Registration for Foreign Tourists

Automatic Passport Control Without Prior Registration for Foreign Tourists

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice reported that foreign tourists leaving South Korea will be able to use automatic immigration checkpoints immediately without prior registration starting on July 10. Short-term visitors aged 17 or older who provided facial and fingerprint information when entering the country are eligible to use automatic passport [...]

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 [...]