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Luxury Restaurants, Hotel Buffets Fully Booked for Year-end Holidays: Sources

Luxury Restaurants, Hotel Buffets Fully Booked for Year-end Holidays: Sources

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Most luxury restaurants and buffet restaurants at major hotels in Seoul have almost been fully booked for Christmas and year-end holidays, industry sources said Thursday. Viking’s Wharf, a lobster buffet restaurant chain, said it has completed accepting reservations for tables at its outlets in Jamsil and Yeouido for the [...]

Holiday, Hot Weather Cause Credit-card Spending to Rise in Q2

Holiday, Hot Weather Cause Credit-card Spending to Rise in Q2

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Credit-card spending by individuals rose 11.2 percent on-year in the second quarter, as a long holiday and hot weather boosted demand for air conditioners and other consumer goods, industry data showed Friday. According to the data by the Credit Finance Association, credit-card spending by individuals stood at 150 trillion [...]

Koreans Most Vacation-Deprived, Feel Guilty for Taking Leave: Expedia

Koreans Most Vacation-Deprived, Feel Guilty for Taking Leave: Expedia

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The 2016 “vacation deprivation” survey by Expedia revealed that Korea again ranks last in terms of the number of paid vacation days its employees take, for the sixth consecutive year. The survey was based on 9,424 employed adults from 28 countries.  According to Expedia, Koreans only took eight days [...]