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KT Introduces AI Service at 35 Hotels

KT Introduces AI Service at 35 Hotels

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s telecommunications giant, announced Thursday the introduction of a new artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics-based digital service for all 190 guest rooms at Daegu Marriott Hotel. KT AI Hotel is a contact-free service that allows hotel guests to control the lights, home appliances, music, and hail [...]

Tickets for Hotels and Resorts Popular Thanks to Increasing Demand for ‘Hocance’

Tickets for Hotels and Resorts Popular Thanks to Increasing Demand for ‘Hocance’

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, tickets for staying at hotels or resorts are enjoying rising popularity on home shopping channels. The surge in demand for such tickets reflects the increasing demand for the “hocance,” a new Korean word referring to the culture of spending one’s vacation in a hotel. [...]

Five-star Hotels Launch Delivery and Drive-thru Services amid Pandemic

Five-star Hotels Launch Delivery and Drive-thru Services amid Pandemic

BUSAN, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Struggling with the coronavirus, a five-star hotel in the southern port city of Busan has decided to provide food delivery services as well as drive-thru services to sustain business. With the spread of ‘untact’ services, Lotte Hotel Busan launched a new drive-thru menu on Monday to meet growing demand for [...]

S. Koreans Head to High-end Hotels and Resorts as Coronavirus Pandemic Drags On

S. Koreans Head to High-end Hotels and Resorts as Coronavirus Pandemic Drags On

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ summer vacation plans are likely to be markedly different this year compared to years past amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and the severe restrictions it has placed on travel. With only a small fraction of overseas flights in operation and Incheon International Airport virtually deserted, South Koreans [...]

Five-star Hotels Turn to Home Shopping Networks to Attract Local Customers

Five-star Hotels Turn to Home Shopping Networks to Attract Local Customers

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The hotel industry, which is on the brink of collapse due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, is breaking its business framework to survive. While each hotel is scrambling to offer huge discounts, a five-star luxury hotel in downtown Seoul will also showcase rooms that have sharply lowered prices [...]