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Number of S. Koreans Staying at Japanese Hotels Halves in Aug. amid Travel Boycott

Number of S. Koreans Staying at Japanese Hotels Halves in Aug. amid Travel Boycott

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Koreans staying at hotels and tourist inns in Japan halved in August from a year earlier, data showed Thursday, amid boycott campaign against Japanese products stemming from bitter feuds over trade and history. The Japan Tourism Agency said the number of South Koreans at such [...]

Ctrip Chairman Meets with Philippine Secretary of Tourism

Ctrip Chairman Meets with Philippine Secretary of Tourism

MANILA, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Ctrip Co-founder and Executive Chairman James Liang today met with Philippines Secretary of Tourism Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. The pair discussed areas for collaboration ranging from destination marketing to strategies for improving customer service and safety for travelers to the Philippines and the wider South-East Asia region. The Philippines is an [...]

Boycott on Travel to Japan Offers Little Solace for Domestic Tourism Industry

Boycott on Travel to Japan Offers Little Solace for Domestic Tourism Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The sentiment of boycotting trips to Japan in response to the Japanese government’s retaliatory economic sanctions is growing in South Korea. With the popularity of Japan, the top tourist destination among South Koreans, fading, the possibility of a boost in domestic travel is also being discussed among industry watchers. [...]

Top Food Item in Gyeonggi Province is Coffee

Top Food Item in Gyeonggi Province is Coffee

SUWON, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent analysis of social media showed that “coffee” was the most mentioned food in Gyeonggi Province on social media last year. The Gyeonggi Tourism Organization on Tuesday released the ‘2018 Gyeonggi Tourism Trends Report’ and the ‘2018 Gyeonggi Tourism Status Survey’, which included this information. The report analyzed [...]

Japanese Tourism to S. Korea Rises 33 pct Despite Diplomatic Tension

Japanese Tourism to S. Korea Rises 33 pct Despite Diplomatic Tension

SEOUL, Mar. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite deteriorating relations between Seoul and Tokyo, the number of Japanese visitors to South Korea increased by nearly 33 percent over three recent months government data showed Tuesday. The Ministry of Justice said a total of 773,000 Japanese nationals entered South Korea between last November and January this year, [...]

Jeju Should Develop New Strategies to Address Decreasing Tourist Numbers: Experts

Jeju Should Develop New Strategies to Address Decreasing Tourist Numbers: Experts

JEJU, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Tourism industry analysts are calling on the government to develop new strategies to meet various demands of South Korean and foreign tourists visiting Jeju Island. Jeju Island and the Jeju Tourism Organization released a status report on Thursday, arguing that Jeju should go beyond its current tourism model in [...]