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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, [...]

Police Crack Down Hard on Taxies Ripping Off Tourists

Police Crack Down Hard on Taxies Ripping Off Tourists

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) -Taxies and call-vans that rip off foreign tourists or issue fake receipts are increasingly being caught. After police cracked down on the illegal acts of taxies and call-vans, 139 cases were reported and 19 drivers were arrested and face criminal charges. The others will face administrative penalties from local governments. [...]

[Stats] Main Tourist Attractions by Foreigners

[Stats] Main Tourist Attractions by Foreigners

[Related Article] Chinese Tourists Grumble Communication Difficulties While Shopping in Korea (Korea Bizwire, May 9) 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… (see the full text of this news) Infographics Design Team [...]