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Seongsan Ilchulbong Most Popular Jeju Tourist Attraction for Those Traveling by Car

Seongsan Ilchulbong Most Popular Jeju Tourist Attraction for Those Traveling by Car

JEJU, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Island’s Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise) Peak, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the southern resort island’s famous geographical features, was the most visited place on Jeju among tourists traveling by car last year. Big data analysis firm TDI studied big data from driving navigation platform T-map and the Jeju [...]

Tourists Arrive in S. Korea from Singapore on ‘Travel Bubble’ Agreement

Tourists Arrive in S. Korea from Singapore on ‘Travel Bubble’ Agreement

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The first tourists from Singapore since the start of the coronavirus pandemic arrived Monday in South Korea under a bilateral travel bubble agreement. A travel bubble refers to a quarantine-free travel partnership between two or more cities or countries with similar levels of COVID-19 cases. The tourists landed at [...]

Famous Tourist Attractions and Small Cities Face Mixed Fortunes in COVID-19 Era

Famous Tourist Attractions and Small Cities Face Mixed Fortunes in COVID-19 Era

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Small cities in relatively quiet provinces gained higher attention from local tourists compared to famous tourist attractions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Korea Tourism Organization released a report on Thursday that analyzed last year’s trends based on data from BC Card Co., a credit card processing firm. The [...]

Tourists to S. Korea Forecast to Drop to 32-year Low This Year

Tourists to S. Korea Forecast to Drop to 32-year Low This Year

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of overseas tourists visiting South Korea is expected to slump to the lowest level in 32 years amid the new coronavirus pandemic that has practically paralyzed the global tourism sector, data showed Tuesday. The number of foreigners who visited the country in the January-October period reached 2.39 [...]

Gov’t to Ban Tourist Buses from Fall Foliage Hot Spots to Stem COVID-19

Gov’t to Ban Tourist Buses from Fall Foliage Hot Spots to Stem COVID-19

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will restrain group visits to autumn foliage hot spots nationwide by temporarily banning large buses from national parks during the upcoming peak foliage season, its coronavirus task force said Monday, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures [...]