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More than Half of Foreigners Visit S. Korea after Watching Hallyu Content: Poll

More than Half of Foreigners Visit S. Korea after Watching Hallyu Content: Poll

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of foreigners coming to South Korea on private trips chose their destination after experiencing “hallyu,” which refers to the Korean Wave of popular culture, a local poll showed Thursday. The Korea Tourism Organization polled 3,199 people who visited the country with reservations for flights only or [...]

Over 20 pct of Lavish Foreign Tourists Come from Mideast: Poll

Over 20 pct of Lavish Foreign Tourists Come from Mideast: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle Eastern tourists accounted for more than 20 percent of big-spending foreign visitors to South Korea last year with their per-capita spending reaching over US$16,000, a poll showed Thursday. The survey on the top 1 percent high-spending foreign tourists, taken by the Korea Culture & Tourism Institute, showed that [...]

Gov’t to Woo Southeast Asia to Boost Cruise Industry

Gov’t to Woo Southeast Asia to Boost Cruise Industry

JEJU, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Oceans Minister Kim Young-choon on Friday pledged government measures to attract more cruise tourists to South Korea, aiming for more than 3 million visitors by 2020. Speaking at the opening of the 2017 Asia Cruise Forum Jeju on the southern resort island, the policymaker said the government will be [...]