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Special Summer Sale for International Visitors to Seoul

Special Summer Sale for International Visitors to Seoul

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A special sale that offers significant discounts for foreign visitors in Seoul will kick off on July 1. The “Seoul Summer Sale” to be held during the entire month of July was jointly announced by the city government of Seoul and the Seoul Tourism Organization. The number of businesses [...]

Visitors from Mideast Spend Most Among Foreign Tourists: Poll

Visitors from Mideast Spend Most Among Foreign Tourists: Poll

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle Eastern tourists were the biggest spenders among foreigners who visited South Korea last year, with their average per capita spending reaching US$2,231.70, a local poll showed Wednesday. According to the 2017 International Visitor Survey conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the figure is down from [...]

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 [...]