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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 [...]

Gov’t to Focus on Individuals, Non-Chinese to Fend off THAAD Fallout

Gov’t to Focus on Individuals, Non-Chinese to Fend off THAAD Fallout

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The government unveiled a string of measures Wednesday to help the ailing local tourism industry overcome the sharp decline in Chinese visitors in the face of a diplomatic standoff between South Korea and China over a U.S. anti-missile system. The local tourism industry is battered by Beijing’s apparent retaliation [...]

KTO to Hold Marathon Fete for Foreign Tourists This Week

KTO to Hold Marathon Fete for Foreign Tourists This Week

SEOUL, Mar. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The state tourism body said Wednesday it plans to hold a marathon event for foreign tourists in a southern province later this week as part of ongoing efforts to secure more inbound visitors and promote the country as an attractive tourist destination. The Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Marathon & Walking [...]

Korea Turns to Diversification to Attract Overseas Tourists

Korea Turns to Diversification to Attract Overseas Tourists

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The keyword for the Korea Tourism Organization’s 2017 business plan is “diversification.”  In an official announcement Monday, the KTO said it will be targeting tourists from Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas to stray away from its high dependency on Chinese tourists, while offering more tourism content outside of [...]

Seoul Offers Traditional Village Tour Program for Chinese Travelers

Seoul Offers Traditional Village Tour Program for Chinese Travelers

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea launched a tour program that offers a hands-on experience of Korean traditional culture tailored for Chinese travelers visiting Seoul, the state-run Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said Tuesday. The travel package includes a pedicab ride to the traditional village, local market tour and a Korean cooking class as well [...]

Korean Food Promotion Center Opens to Foreign Visitors

Korean Food Promotion Center Opens to Foreign Visitors

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) - South Korea opened a Korean food information center to showcase Korean cuisine and food culture and promote culinary tourism among foreign travelers, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Monday. The “K-Style Hub” opened in the previous headquarters of the state-run Korea Tourism Organization in downtown Seoul. The KTO relocated to Wonju, [...]