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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 [...]

Young Brits Say Korea’s Tourism Future is Bright

Young Brits Say Korea’s Tourism Future is Bright

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that the British think South Korea’s tourism industry has great potential. Although awareness of the South Korean nation by the general public in U.K. is low, younger Brits have a favorable image of South Korea thanks to the nation’s high-tech industries and K-pop. This [...]