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Popularity of S. Korea as Tourist Destination Grows for 6th Year in a Row

Popularity of S. Korea as Tourist Destination Grows for 6th Year in a Row

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A government poll showed Monday that the global popularity of South Korea as a tourist destination increased for the sixth consecutive year in 2019, thanks to the promotional effects of the country’s globally loved cultural content sector. According to the 2019 poll on the effect of tourism marketing, released [...]

Tourism Sector Reels from New Coronavirus Outbreak in February

Tourism Sector Reels from New Coronavirus Outbreak in February

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s tourism industry took a big hit from the novel coronavirus in February due to a reduction in both inbound and outbound tourism, industry data showed Thursday. Asia’s fourth-largest economy registered a tourism deficit of US$365.2 million in February, down from $927.6 million the previous month, according to [...]

Jeju’s Tourism Industry Blamed for Ripping Off Visitors

Jeju’s Tourism Industry Blamed for Ripping Off Visitors

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite Jeju Island’s tourism industry being at risk due to the coronavirus outbreak, many consumers are voicing discontent due to the island’s poor tourism services. Netizens are blaming the island’s tourism industry for unreasonable prices, unfriendly workers and low quality customer service. “There is a virus in Jeju Island [...]

Jeonju Selected as Regional Capital of Tourism

Jeonju Selected as Regional Capital of Tourism

JEONJU, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has selected Jeonju and four other locations as ‘capital cities’ for the tourism industry. Jeonju welcomed the result, confident that the project’s support in building world-class infrastructure for tourism and attracting foreign tourists en masse will boost the economy of the region. [...]

S. Korea to Allow Visa-less Foreigners to Stay Up to 72 Hours at Regional Airports

S. Korea to Allow Visa-less Foreigners to Stay Up to 72 Hours at Regional Airports

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea announced a package of policy measures, including the expansion of a visa-free stay program, on Thursday to help the country’s flourishing tourism trickle down to smaller regional provinces. The measures were discussed in a government meeting on strategies to promote regional tourism held in the southern city [...]

K-pop Stars to Walk Fans Through Major Korean Tourist Spots

K-pop Stars to Walk Fans Through Major Korean Tourist Spots

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Three K-pop idols, including members from boy band NU’EST, have joined a tourism promotion campaign to walk fans and YouTube users through major Korean tourist spots. Two NU’EST members, Hwang Min-hyun and Ren, as well as the soloist Ha Sung-woon joined the video campaign operated by Seo Kyung-duk, a [...]

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 [...]