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Lotte Duty Free Expands Main Branch in Downtown Seoul

Lotte Duty Free Expands Main Branch in Downtown Seoul

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Lotte Duty Free, South Korea’s largest duty-free operator, said Wednesday it has expanded its main branch in downtown Seoul, as part of efforts to make up for a sales shortfall from its other outlet in downtown Seoul which closed upon its license expiration.  The main branch in Lotte Department [...]

Korea to Crack Down on Low-quality Tour Operators Catering to Chinese

Korea to Crack Down on Low-quality Tour Operators Catering to Chinese

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will tighten regulations on tour operators that lure Chinese travelers with cheap, low-quality packages to screen out substandard agencies and improve the tourism industry’s competitiveness, the government said Tuesday.  The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said it will form a task force with related organizations to [...]

Pharmaceutical Firms Expect Stronger Sales During China’s Labor Day Holiday

Pharmaceutical Firms Expect Stronger Sales During China’s Labor Day Holiday

SEOUL, Apr. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean pharmaceutical companies are strengthening their promotions to sell more of their mainstay products to incoming Chinese tourists during China’s Labor Day holiday, industry sources said Thursday. Local pharmaceutical firms such as Handok and Kyung Nam Pharm Co. have rolled up their sleeves to attract as many Chinese [...]

Foreigners in South Korea Most Interested in Street Food

Foreigners in South Korea Most Interested in Street Food

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – For foreigners visiting South Korea, museums and ancient palace tours are not the most intriguing cultural experiences. Street food was top on their travel lists, a survey showed Tuesday.’ According to the online poll by the state-run Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) on 4,369 foreigners, 54.2 percent said they want to [...]

New Business Hotels in Seoul Spice Up Competition

New Business Hotels in Seoul Spice Up Competition

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A series of new business hotels have popped up or are set to open in Seoul to attract budget-conscious travelers, but their rapid expansion raises concerns over tighter competition and margins, industry officials said Wednesday. Local and global hotel chains have been building mid-range hotels or renovating existing facilities [...]

S. Korea Sets Out to Woo Back Chinese Tourists

S. Korea Sets Out to Woo Back Chinese Tourists

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s retail and tourism industries are preparing a slew of promotional and cultural events to woo back Chinese travelers during a long-haul holiday season, pinning their hopes on making up for a summer slump in the wake of a viral respiratory illness, sources said Monday. Since the first [...]