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Damage from China’s Ban on S. Korean Tours Estimated at 7.5 tln won

Damage from China’s Ban on S. Korean Tours Estimated at 7.5 tln won

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — China’s economic retaliation against South Korea is estimated to have led to some 7.5 trillion won (US$6.8 billion) in losses for the country’s tourism industry, data showed Sunday. According to the data compiled by the National Assembly’s Budget Office, South Korea’s tourism and accommodation industries suffered a sharp decrease [...]

ITE: Hong Kong Citizens Spending Big on Travel

ITE: Hong Kong Citizens Spending Big on Travel

HONG KONG, CHINA, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – With total outbound spending of US$24.2 billion in 2016, Hong Kong ranked World’s 10th / Asia 3rd largest market (UNWTO Tourism Barometer Jun 17), but No.1 among these 10 largest markets by per capita spending of US$3285! Outbound to many Asian destinations continue growing! For examples, in [...]

More than Half of Foreigners Visit S. Korea after Watching Hallyu Content: Poll

More than Half of Foreigners Visit S. Korea after Watching Hallyu Content: Poll

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of foreigners coming to South Korea on private trips chose their destination after experiencing “hallyu,” which refers to the Korean Wave of popular culture, a local poll showed Thursday. The Korea Tourism Organization polled 3,199 people who visited the country with reservations for flights only or [...]

Off Broadway Show ‘Nanta’ Faces Unexpected Obstacle, Seeks Breakthrough Abroad

Off Broadway Show ‘Nanta’ Faces Unexpected Obstacle, Seeks Breakthrough Abroad

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent turn of events caught musical producer Song Seung-whan off guard. The creator of “Cookin’ Nanta,” one of the country’s most successful, longest-running theatrical shows, never imagined he would, decades later, face his biggest challenge ever in the least expected area: diplomacy and security. Last week, PMC Production, [...]

S. Korea to Join Cruise Association to Attract Tourists from Southeast Asia

S. Korea to Join Cruise Association to Attract Tourists from Southeast Asia

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government said Tuesday it will join a cruise association this week to attract more tourists from Southeast Asian countries. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said it will sign an agreement to join the Asia Cruise Cooperation (ACC) at Busan Port International Passenger Terminal in Busan, [...]

S. Korea to Kick Off Nationwide Shopping Festival Next Week

S. Korea to Kick Off Nationwide Shopping Festival Next Week

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A nationwide shopping festival involving hundreds of retailers and traditional markets will begin next week, the government said Wednesday, as it aims to draw foreign travelers amid a sharp decline in the number of Chinese tourists. The annual Korea Sale FESTA, jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports [...]

Over 20 pct of Lavish Foreign Tourists Come from Mideast: Poll

Over 20 pct of Lavish Foreign Tourists Come from Mideast: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle Eastern tourists accounted for more than 20 percent of big-spending foreign visitors to South Korea last year with their per-capita spending reaching over US$16,000, a poll showed Thursday. The survey on the top 1 percent high-spending foreign tourists, taken by the Korea Culture & Tourism Institute, showed that [...]

Sunchang County Lights Up the Dark Near Gyeongchun Stream in Preparation for Fall

Sunchang County Lights Up the Dark Near Gyeongchun Stream in Preparation for Fall

SUNCHANG, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Sunchang County, in North Jeolla Province will spend 1.95 billion won to decorate parts of the walking path alongside the Gyeongchun Stream. At the Gyeongchun Bridge, the 80-meter-long entrance to Sunchang, the county government is planning to install a 5.5-meter-tall arch. The government is also planning to create a [...]