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Over 70,000 Foreigners Experienced Temple Stay Programs Last Year

Over 70,000 Foreigners Experienced Temple Stay Programs Last Year

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of foreigners who experienced Buddhist temple stay programs in South Korea increased by more than a quarter in 2017 from a year ago, Buddhist officials said Friday. A total of 70,910 foreigners participated in temple stay programs last year run by the Jogye Order, South Korea’s largest Buddhist group. The figure represents a 27-percent increase from [...]

Number of Airbnb Guests in Gangwon Soars 500 Pct during Olympics

Number of Airbnb Guests in Gangwon Soars 500 Pct during Olympics

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Airbnb Inc. said Thursday about 15,000 tourists visited PyeongChang and its adjacent cities via the global room-sharing platform during the 2018 Winter Olympics, which wrapped up last week. The number of travelers who made reservations in Gangwon Province, including the Olympic host town of PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east [...]

Gangwon Province Releases Post-PyeongChang Olympics Development Plans

Gangwon Province Releases Post-PyeongChang Olympics Development Plans

CHUNCHEON, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Gangwon Province has unveiled ‘Gangwon Vision 2040′, a blueprint outlining development strategies for the region in the future. The Gangwon provincial government announced the four-point plan dubbed Gangwon Vision 2040 at a meeting on Friday, as the province is poised to raise quality of life and reach a gross [...]

Price-Gouging Lodgings in Gangwon Spawn Title “Rip-off Olympics”

Price-Gouging Lodgings in Gangwon Spawn Title “Rip-off Olympics”

PYEONGCHANG, GANGNEUNG, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – With one eye on the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, certain accommodations businesses in Pyeongchang and surrounding areas have set prices sky-high, resulting in voices criticizing the entire area as the “rip-off Olympics”. At the same time, concerns are being raised that come February, large blocks of suites [...]

“Leisure Sports City”: Chuncheon to Host National Leisure Sports Festival

“Leisure Sports City”: Chuncheon to Host National Leisure Sports Festival

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Referred to as “Lake City” for its proximity to water, the city of Chuncheon in Gangwon Province is aiming to adopt a new moniker with its National Leisure Sports Festival to be held on August 25. Chuncheon’s road to becoming a domestic hub of leisure sports is a winding [...]

Seoul to Run ‘K-travel Bus’ for Foreign Travelers

Seoul to Run ‘K-travel Bus’ for Foreign Travelers

SEOUL, June 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul metropolitan government said Sunday it will operate an inter-city bus connecting major tourist attractions in South Korea starting this week to provide visitors a chance to explore the many hidden treasures in the country. The “K-travel Bus” exclusively serves foreign tourists, residents and students who want to travel outside the capital city, to boost travel to smaller cities and rural areas, a [...]

Gangwon to Hold Matchmaking Event Amid Low Marriage Rates

Gangwon to Hold Matchmaking Event Amid Low Marriage Rates

GANGWON, SOUTH KOREA, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Donghae City in Gangwon Province is holding a matchmaking event for 32 civil servants working for local governments tomorrow. With South Korea facing years of low marriage and birth rates, Donghae is taking matters into its own hands by becoming a matchmaker. Including a variety of events such [...]

First South Korean Drone Academy Opens

First South Korean Drone Academy Opens

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A training institute that specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles has opened in Gangwon Province’s Yeongwol County. The county office of Yeongwol and the Korean Aero Models Association took part in the opening ceremony of the institute held last Saturday, featuring a series of events including drone shows and a [...]