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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 [...]

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 [...]