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Overtourism Challenges Plague S. Korea’s Top Attractions

Overtourism Challenges Plague S. Korea’s Top Attractions

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Kim Nam-soon recently got a job at Bukchon Hanok Village in downtown Seoul. Her duty is to maintain order in the village filled with traditional Korean houses, or “hanok,” when tourists flood through the narrow alleys. No yelling, no fly-tipping and no photos of residents without their permission. Apparently [...]

Extended Stays are Latest Trend for S. Koreans Looking for Breakaway

Extended Stays are Latest Trend for S. Koreans Looking for Breakaway

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The staple “chop, chop” dynamic or “ppali ppali” (“hurry” in Korean) culture in modern Korea is hardly an exception when it comes to traveling. Going on a trip somewhere, whether local or abroad, still connotes a rushed schedule of visiting as many places as possible during a weeklong holiday [...]

Demand for Electric Cars on Jeju Island Outstrips Supply

Demand for Electric Cars on Jeju Island Outstrips Supply

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Electric car manufacturers have been unable to supply promised cars to the public on time. According to the provincial government of Jeju, 1,015 new electric cars were registered on the island during a period of six months between February and July, which is just 25.3 percent of the initial [...]

Number of Officials Overlooking Yemeni Refugee Crisis Increased to 10

Number of Officials Overlooking Yemeni Refugee Crisis Increased to 10

SEOUL, Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice revealed yesterday that six additional immigration officers were posted to the Immigration and Naturalization Service on Jeju Island in charge of refugee procedures in order to speed up processing for Yemeni nationals who have applied for refugee status. With the new staff, the total number [...]

First Electric Car Battery Recycling Center Coming to Jeju Island

First Electric Car Battery Recycling Center Coming to Jeju Island

JEJU, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A recycling facility for used electric car batteries will be established for the first time in the nation on Jeju Island, a popular holiday destination off the south coast of South Korea. The Jeju provincial government announced yesterday that the groundbreaking ceremony for the facility will take place at [...]