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Tourists in Seoul Turn to Clothing Instead of Cosmetics

Tourists in Seoul Turn to Clothing Instead of Cosmetics

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Tourists visiting Seoul are buying more fashion products than last year, according to a recent survey. The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Tourism Organization announced on Sunday that compared to last year, tourists in Seoul purchased fewer cosmetics and more fashion products. Querying 1,500 tourists who visited South [...]

Nationwide Shopping Festival Kicks Off in S. Korea

Nationwide Shopping Festival Kicks Off in S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea launched a nationwide shopping festival on Friday involving major retailers, manufacturers and traditional markets to attract more tourists and boost domestic consumption, organizers said. The annual Korea Sale FESTA offers reduced prices on items ranging from electronics and apparel to automobiles and furniture for 10 days, the [...]

Special Summer Sale for International Visitors to Seoul

Special Summer Sale for International Visitors to Seoul

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A special sale that offers significant discounts for foreign visitors in Seoul will kick off on July 1. The “Seoul Summer Sale” to be held during the entire month of July was jointly announced by the city government of Seoul and the Seoul Tourism Organization. The number of businesses [...]

Shopping Most Favored Activity by Foreigners During PyeongChang Olympics

Shopping Most Favored Activity by Foreigners During PyeongChang Olympics

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Shopping was the most preferred activity by foreigners who came to South Korea during the PyeongChang Olympics earlier this year, excluding visiting or participating in the Winter Games, a government survey showed Wednesday. According to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games International Visitors Survey, 58.3 percent of visitors who were [...]

Overseas Luxury Brands Booming with Young South Korean Consumers

Overseas Luxury Brands Booming with Young South Korean Consumers

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Demand is high for overseas luxury goods, particularly among younger consumers in their 20s and 30s, despite South Korea’s unrelenting economic slump.  According to Lotte Department Store, sales of overseas fashion items, largely comprising of high-end brands, jumped by more than 30 percent in 2016 compared to 2015 for [...]