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Koreans Cancel Trips to Japan, Travel Domestically Instead

Koreans Cancel Trips to Japan, Travel Domestically Instead

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent reports have indicated that many Koreans who planned to travel to Japan cancelled their trips or changed their destination to Korea after the Japanese government imposed trade restrictions earlier this summer. According to an online survey of 1,300 people conducted by the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, 69.3 [...]

Number of S. Korean Visitors to Japan Falls 7.6 pct in July amid Tensions

Number of S. Korean Visitors to Japan Falls 7.6 pct in July amid Tensions

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Korean tourists visiting Japan tumbled more than 7 percent in July from a year earlier amid escalating tensions between the two neighbors over history and trade, Japanese government data showed Wednesday. A total of 561,700 South Koreans visited Japan last month, marking a 7.6 percent [...]

Tourist Exchanges Between S. Korea and Vietnam to Reach 4.5 mln This Year

Tourist Exchanges Between S. Korea and Vietnam to Reach 4.5 mln This Year

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of tourist exchanges between South Korea and Vietnam are leading airlines to create new routes between the two countries. The Korea Tourism Organization and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism reported that 2,078,000 South Koreans visited Vietnam over the first half of this year, which was [...]

Japanese in S. Korea Feel Welcome Despite Anti-Japan Sentiment

Japanese in S. Korea Feel Welcome Despite Anti-Japan Sentiment

SEOUL, Jul. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the anti-Japan sentiment prevalent in South Korea following Japan’s recent export restrictions, Japanese residents or visitors in South Korea feel more or less accepted in the country. Many Japanese residents or visitors in South Korea said they have no direct experience of being threatened by anti-Japanese sentiments in [...]

Survey Reveals Differences in Chinese, Japanese Tourists’ Preferences

Survey Reveals Differences in Chinese, Japanese Tourists’ Preferences

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Chinese and Japanese tourists, who make up the biggest share among foreign tourists visiting the country, have differences in their preferences and behavior, a government survey showed Wednesday. According to the survey by the Korea National Tourism Organization, which is affiliated with the culture ministry, 79.1 percent of Chinese [...]