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‘Hyolo’ Marks Next Year’s Shopping Trends

‘Hyolo’ Marks Next Year’s Shopping Trends

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Next year’s shopping trends are to be described by the term ‘Hyolo’, a combination of single-person economy and YOLO culture. Hyolo is a combination of the Korean term ‘holo’, referring to single-person-based economic activity, and YOLO (You Only Live Once) culture that prioritizes immediate happiness. “Next year, the MZ [...]

Shopping Keywords of the Year: One Day, One Person

Shopping Keywords of the Year: One Day, One Person

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The most popular keywords in the South Korean online shopping market this year are “one day” and “one person.” Interpark, an online shopping site, said in a recent report that marketing kicked off in Korea’s e-commerce industry this year using so-called “one-day” promotions. One-day promotions refer to sales events [...]

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 [...]