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24-Hour “Smart Help Desks” for Tourists Coming to Seoul

24-Hour “Smart Help Desks” for Tourists Coming to Seoul

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign visitors to South Korea will soon have access to tourist information in multiple languages, 24 hours a day, at major tourist destinations, starting in Seoul. The government has revealed the launch of a 24-hour multilingual automated “smart help desk,” catering to the convenience of international visitors. The first [...]

Newly Launched Tourism Organization Aims to Tackle Overtourism in Seoul

Newly Launched Tourism Organization Aims to Tackle Overtourism in Seoul

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A recently launched tourism organization said Tuesday it will put efforts to resolve recent conflicts arising from overtourism in Seoul’s popular tourist destinations. The Seoul Tourism Organization set sail in May to lead medium to long-term tourism development of the capital city, it said. “We have been in talks [...]

Extended Stays are Latest Trend for S. Koreans Looking for Breakaway

Extended Stays are Latest Trend for S. Koreans Looking for Breakaway

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The staple “chop, chop” dynamic or “ppali ppali” (“hurry” in Korean) culture in modern Korea is hardly an exception when it comes to traveling. Going on a trip somewhere, whether local or abroad, still connotes a rushed schedule of visiting as many places as possible during a weeklong holiday [...]

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 [...]

S. Korea to Adopt Quality Certification System for Tourism Industry

S. Korea to Adopt Quality Certification System for Tourism Industry

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will adopt a quality certification system for the country’s tourism sector as part of its drive to seek qualitative growth, the government said Monday. Under the revised Tourism Promotion Act, businesses can apply for the certificate to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) starting Thursday, according to the [...]

Visitors from Mideast Spend Most Among Foreign Tourists: Poll

Visitors from Mideast Spend Most Among Foreign Tourists: Poll

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle Eastern tourists were the biggest spenders among foreigners who visited South Korea last year, with their average per capita spending reaching US$2,231.70, a local poll showed Wednesday. According to the 2017 International Visitor Survey conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the figure is down from [...]

Seoul Launches “eSports” Tours for Foreign Visitors

Seoul Launches “eSports” Tours for Foreign Visitors

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — eSports is making waves as a new front of “Hallyu”, the Korean wave of pop culture, and is being developed to attract international tourists to Seoul. The city government of Seoul revealed yesterday that it will operate a trial “eSports Tour Program” targeting foreign visitors, in efforts to expand [...]