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Airbnb Calls for Law Revision to Allow S. Koreans to Share Homes with Domestic Travelers

Airbnb Calls for Law Revision to Allow S. Koreans to Share Homes with Domestic Travelers

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Airbnb Inc. launched a campaign on Monday to call for a revision to the law to allow South Koreans to share their homes with domestic travelers in the country’s major cities, it said. Under South Korea’s Tourism Promotion Act, residents in urban areas, excluding rural communities defined by law, [...]

“Leisure Sports City”: Chuncheon to Host National Leisure Sports Festival

“Leisure Sports City”: Chuncheon to Host National Leisure Sports Festival

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Referred to as “Lake City” for its proximity to water, the city of Chuncheon in Gangwon Province is aiming to adopt a new moniker with its National Leisure Sports Festival to be held on August 25. Chuncheon’s road to becoming a domestic hub of leisure sports is a winding [...]

Eastar Jet, Cheongju International Airport Struggling Amidst THAAD Backlash

Eastar Jet, Cheongju International Airport Struggling Amidst THAAD Backlash

CHEONGJU, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Geopolitical tensions are having a real effect on the Korean economy as North Chungcheong Province announced on August 15 that the low-cost carrier Eastar Jet had abandoned its plans to resume flight operations from Chungcheong International Airport to five Chinese cities. Since the cooling of relations between China and [...]

S. Koreans Traveling to China Plunge amid THAAD Row: Data

S. Koreans Traveling to China Plunge amid THAAD Row: Data

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Koreans traveling to China plunged from April through June of this year amid the diplomatic row over Seoul’s decision to deploy U.S. anti-missile defense systems on its soil, tourism industry data showed Sunday. The total visitors going to China fell by 50 to 60 percent [...]

Seoul Eying Malaysian Tourists

Seoul Eying Malaysian Tourists

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul metropolitan city has been staging aggressive tour promotion activities in Malaysia as its nationals have been increasingly touring the country in recent years, a city official said Thursday. The number of Malaysians who have come to South Korea has doubled over the past five years, recording 310,000 [...]

New Tourism Platform Offers Unique Experience to Seoul Vacationers

New Tourism Platform Offers Unique Experience to Seoul Vacationers

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Tourism Organization launched Tuesday One More Trip (www.onemoretrip.net), an integrated platform connecting tourists with some of the most unique experiences in Seoul and its nearby cities.  According to officials, the new website will allow visitors to search for tourism and culture content that [...]

Chinese Tourists Are Biggest Foreign Shoppers in Seoul: Survey

Chinese Tourists Are Biggest Foreign Shoppers in Seoul: Survey

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese tourists are the biggest shoppers in Seoul by spending an average of more than 2 million won (US$1,730) per person on purchases, a think tank survey on foreign shopping in the country’s capital said Thursday.  According to the outcomes of the poll of 1,045 foreign tourists who visited [...]