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Lunar New Year Holiday Triggers Cystitis for Stressed Out Korean Women

Lunar New Year Holiday Triggers Cystitis for Stressed Out Korean Women

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of South Korean women suffering from cystitis increases significantly during the Lunar New Year holiday due to stress and a weak immune system, a new study has found. According to data from the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA), an estimated 5,268 people were diagnosed with cystitis [...]

Strawberries and Bananas Popular for Ancestral Memorial Rites in Korea

Strawberries and Bananas Popular for Ancestral Memorial Rites in Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – An increasing number of households are using strawberries and bananas for ancestral memorial rites during the Lunar New Year. According to data from the Rural Development Administration (RDA), over 8 in 10 South Koreans buy fruits for memorial ceremonies, with nearly 1 in 4 serving strawberries and bananas for [...]

Women in their 20s and 30s Core Customers of Traditional Liquors

Women in their 20s and 30s Core Customers of Traditional Liquors

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent market analysis has revealed that women in their 20s and 30s comprise nearly half the consumer base for Korean traditional alcoholic beverages. From July to December (2017), women between the ages of 20 and 39 were responsible for 49.7 percent of online traditional liquor sales (9.7 percent by [...]

Duty-free Shops Hone In on Chinese Shoppers for Lunar New Year

Duty-free Shops Hone In on Chinese Shoppers for Lunar New Year

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Local duty-free shops are offering exclusive incentives for Chinese tourists, hoping to attract them during the Lunar New Year holiday next month, industry officials said Wednesday. The Feb. 15-21 holidays overlap with the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics taking place in South Korea’s eastern alpine region from Feb. 9-25 as [...]

Chinese Tourists to S. Korea Significantly Decrease During Holiday

Chinese Tourists to S. Korea Significantly Decrease During Holiday

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of Chinese tourists arriving in South Korea during the long Lunar New Year holiday significantly decreased compared to last year, local travel agencies said Wednesday.  The number of Chinese visitors opting for South Korea as a tourist destination during the holiday season from Jan. 27 to Feb. [...]

Holiday Rush Begins

Holiday Rush Begins

INCHEON, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – This year’s Korean Lunar New Year falls on January 28.  Although the official holiday begins on Friday for a four-day weekend until Monday next week, Incheon International Airport, South Korea’s main air travel hub, is already booming with departing travelers.  The airport expects roughly 416,700 individuals to depart from [...]