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Sales of Outdoor Products Surge on Shorter Workweek

Sales of Outdoor Products Surge on Shorter Workweek

SEOUL, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of outdoor sports products surged this month, apparently as more people purchased goods for leisure-time activities following the introduction of a shorter workweek, industry data showed Tuesday. The new workweek system went into effect earlier this month, requiring both private and public companies with 300 or more employees [...]

S. Korea’s Import of Camping Products Jumps Nearly 20 pct

S. Korea’s Import of Camping Products Jumps Nearly 20 pct

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s import of camping gear increased nearly 20 percent on-year during the first four months of 2017 thanks to increasing interest in outdoor activities, government data showed Sunday. South Korea imported US$27.73 million worth of camping gear during the January-April period, up 19 percent from a year earlier, [...]

The Older You Are, The More Likely You Are to Travel Abroad

The Older You Are, The More Likely You Are to Travel Abroad

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Both wealth and age have become deciding factors in determining lifestyle after retirement. The number of ‘active seniors’ –those can afford to enjoy their favorite things given comfortable financial circumstances – is rising, and this trend is changing travel patterns, overseas travel in particular, according to an April 18 [...]

Increasing Number of Travel Apps Waiting for Patents

Increasing Number of Travel Apps Waiting for Patents

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – As smartphones are increasingly used to check the weather or view maps on a trip, the rising number of applications for travel information is waiting for being approved for patents.  The Korean Intellectual Property Office announced on August 21 that the number of patent applications of travel apps was 49 [...]

Parallel Imports of Camping Gear on the Rise in Korea

Parallel Imports of Camping Gear on the Rise in Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Mar 22, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – As the camping gear industry is demonstrating a consistent growth, parallel importing of the products is likely to expand as well. On March 20, the National Camping and Outdoor Activity Promotion Agency revealed that parallel imports and direct purchases from oversea have increased as overall imports of [...]

Outdoor Purveyor Nepa Sees Its Newly Launched Canopy Tents Sold out

Outdoor Purveyor Nepa Sees Its Newly Launched Canopy Tents Sold out

SEOUL, Korea, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The outdoor gear market is growing at a rapid clip. For the past several years, the camping population has increased to the 2-million level, with the market for camping equipment including the tent, barbecue grill, and other equipment rising to the tune of 600 billion won. Nepa, one [...]