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From Rickshaws to Boardgames, a Wind of Retro is Blowing Through the Hotel Industry

From Rickshaws to Boardgames, a Wind of Retro is Blowing Through the Hotel Industry

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The hotel industry has joined the trend of Newtro, “New+Retro,” a reinterpretation of retro, which has emerged as a marketing keyword for the retail and fashion industries since last year. Implementing such a trend in the hotel industry is hard to think of in the past, when hotels were [...]

Hotels Boost Competitiveness Through Differentiated Content

Hotels Boost Competitiveness Through Differentiated Content

SEOUL, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — As competition in the hotel industry grows and the customer base expands, attempts are being made to implement differentiated content and marketing for each hotel. In the past, competition focused on how luxurious facilities and services were, but now it is about how unique and customer-centered the hotels are. [...]

Hotel Reservation Rate Jumped 371 pct due to Fine Dust

Hotel Reservation Rate Jumped 371 pct due to Fine Dust

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Hotels next to shopping complexes are enjoying a huge rise in popularity as more and more people remain reluctant to go outdoors amid high levels of air pollution. Trip.com, an online travel agency, reported on Tuesday that its reservation rate at six hotels next to shopping malls in Seoul [...]

Major Hotels Record More Reservations for Chuseok Holiday

Major Hotels Record More Reservations for Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Major hotels in Seoul have seen their reservation rates rise for the upcoming Chuseok holiday thanks to a new trend of spending the autumn harvest celebration in the nation’s capital, industry sources said Wednesday. Chuseok is the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving Day and is one of the country’s biggest [...]

Hotels Gain Business as Vacationers Seek Nearby Refuge from Summer Heat

Hotels Gain Business as Vacationers Seek Nearby Refuge from Summer Heat

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Hotels in Seoul and its vicinity are showing higher occupancy this summer as vacationers take refuge from record heat at accommodations not too far from home, their business data indicated Wednesday. Resort-style hotel Banyan Tree Club and Spa Seoul said its package sales rose 3 to 5 percent this [...]

Undercover Hotel Checks to Ensure Safety and Hygienic Practices

Undercover Hotel Checks to Ensure Safety and Hygienic Practices

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The government announced today that it would be implementing a system that would see government regulators checking into hotels unannounced to ensure hotel rooms and food service offered by hotels are maintained in a safe and hygienic manner. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) said it would [...]

Luxury Hotels in Seoul Welcome Pets in Style

Luxury Hotels in Seoul Welcome Pets in Style

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — With pet ownership increasingly popular among South Koreans, a growing number of individuals are planning to go away on summer holidays with their animal companions this year. Many first-class hotels, formerly reluctant to receive pets as guests, have started to cater to such demand by providing accommodation for pets [...]

Luxury ‘Strawberry Buffets’: Latest Fad Among Trendy South Korean Consumers

Luxury ‘Strawberry Buffets’: Latest Fad Among Trendy South Korean Consumers

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – With a new consumer tendency that prioritizes satisfaction over cost-effectiveness sweeping across South Korea, an increasing number of luxury hotels are introducing strawberry buffets to target trendy consumers. ‘Strawberry desert buffets’ are almost becoming an annual event at luxury hotels in South Korea, as a growing number of consumers now [...]