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Lodging Businesses Compete to Meet Demand for ‘Pet-cations’

Lodging Businesses Compete to Meet Demand for ‘Pet-cations’

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Tourism and accommodation businesses are locked in fierce competition for customers by introducing new facilities and package deals. They are also introducing so-called ‘pet-cation’ packages that allow guests to bring pets to five-star hotels and resorts. Sono Hotels & Resorts currently runs a pet hotel at Vivaldi Park ski [...]

Presidential Hopefuls Compete to Win Hearts of Pet Owners

Presidential Hopefuls Compete to Win Hearts of Pet Owners

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Presidential hopefuls are competing over the votes of 15 million pet owners in South Korea. Gyeonggi Gov. Lee Jae-myung, the current front-runner among the ruling Democratic Party (DP)’s presidential contenders, has carried out various initiatives for pets including the establishment of pet playground and cat adoption centers, as well [...]

Pharmaceutical Firms Jump into Veterinary Drugs Market

Pharmaceutical Firms Jump into Veterinary Drugs Market

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to enter the so-called ‘petconomy’ market, or market for pet merchandise. Last week, drugmaker Yuhan Corp. introduced GedaCure, the country’s first drug to treat Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) in pets. South Korean cancer immunotherapy drug company Vaxcell-Bio Therapeutics Co. recently completed clinical trials [...]

Hyundai Motor to Introduce Integrated Mobility Service for Pets

Hyundai Motor to Introduce Integrated Mobility Service for Pets

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group said Monday that it will begin a four-month trial of M.Vibe, the company’s newest integrated mobility service for electric vehicle (EV) drivers with pets. Customers can book pet medical treatments, beauty salons, and accommodations using M.Vibe, and easily travel with pets onboard a specially designed Kia [...]