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Survey Says Foreign Medical Tourists Generally Satisfied, Except for Language Barrier

Survey Says Foreign Medical Tourists Generally Satisfied, Except for Language Barrier

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreigners on medical tours to South Korea are generally satisfied with the services they receive but feel inconvenienced the most by the language barrier, a survey showed Tuesday. The Korea Tourism Organization canvassed 2,152 medical tourists who visited South Korea last year and found that they gave an average [...]

Tourism Industry Put to Test During Chuseok Holiday

Tourism Industry Put to Test During Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – With the 10 day-long Chuseok holiday fast approaching, the South Korean tourism industry finds itself at a critical turning point, with millions of South Koreans deciding between traveling around the country and going abroad. This year’s much anticipated Chuseok holiday, South Korea’s Thanksgiving celebration, is one of the longest in [...]

Tourism Authorities to Hold Series of Festivals to Attract International Visitors

Tourism Authorities to Hold Series of Festivals to Attract International Visitors

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) is set to hold a number of festivals in an all-out effort to boost the country’s tourism industry, which has been hit hard by Beijing’s economic retaliation over South Korea’s deployment of a politically-charged THAAD missile defense system. At a press conference held on Tuesday, [...]

Korea Tourism Organization Holds ‘2017 Love Korea Weekend’ in Bangkok

Korea Tourism Organization Holds ‘2017 Love Korea Weekend’ in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Tourism Organization held 2017 Love Korea Weekend over the weekend in Bangkok, known as the capital of the Korean pop culture fan base in Southeast Asia. The event, which was devised to promote tourism in South Korea, saw over 150 local female Korean culture enthusiasts perform a flash [...]

Over Hundred Restaurants Newly Registered as Muslim-friendly in S. Korea

Over Hundred Restaurants Newly Registered as Muslim-friendly in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 100 restaurants in South Korea have been certified as Muslim-friendly this year, the state-run tourism promotion body said Monday, as the government attempts to attract more tourists from the Middle East and Southeast Asian countries. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said 117 new restaurants joined the government’s [...]