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52-hour Workweek Policy Boosts Hotel Stays on Sundays

52-hour Workweek Policy Boosts Hotel Stays on Sundays

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A 52-hour workweek policy is changing accommodation patterns at hotels. Ever since the new policy came into effect, hotels are receiving more bookings on Sundays, leading them to come up with various accommodation plans to attract more customers. Recently, the number of customers checking in on Sunday and leaving [...]

City Hotel ‘Staycations’ Increasingly Popular Among S. Koreans

City Hotel ‘Staycations’ Increasingly Popular Among S. Koreans

SEOUL, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans who prefer spending time at hotels rather than the beach or the mountains for summer vacation have doubled in number since last year. The Korea Transport Institute revealed on Monday that 18.8 percent of the respondents in a survey chose ‘vacation packages at hotels or shopping’ as [...]

Marriott to Remove Plastic Straws from its Hotels by 2019

Marriott to Remove Plastic Straws from its Hotels by 2019

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Marriott International said Friday the company will remove disposable plastic straws and plastic stirrers from its more than 6,500 properties by July next year, joining global efforts to reduce plastic pollution. The announcement came less than two weeks after Starbucks Coffee Co. vowed to eliminate single-use plastic straws from [...]

KT Launches AI Service in Seoul Hotel

KT Launches AI Service in Seoul Hotel

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s biggest Internet service provider, said Wednesday it will provide its artificial intelligence (AI) assistant platform to a hotel in Seoul. GiGA Genie Hotel — an advanced voice recognition butler service that allows hotel room guests to control lighting or use various concierge services — will [...]