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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 [...]

Korean Socks a ‘Must Buy” for Japanese Tourists

Korean Socks a ‘Must Buy” for Japanese Tourists

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) announced on Wednesday that when it surveyed Japanese members of its Facebook page, ‘magic’ beoseon’ was chosen as the number one must-have item from traditional markets, accounting for 10.3 percent of all responses. Next in line was socks at 9.3 percent, followed by taste [...]

Jeju Should Develop New Strategies to Address Decreasing Tourist Numbers: Experts

Jeju Should Develop New Strategies to Address Decreasing Tourist Numbers: Experts

JEJU, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Tourism industry analysts are calling on the government to develop new strategies to meet various demands of South Korean and foreign tourists visiting Jeju Island. Jeju Island and the Jeju Tourism Organization released a status report on Thursday, arguing that Jeju should go beyond its current tourism model in [...]

Duty-free Sales from Japanese Visitors Up Despite Military Tension

Duty-free Sales from Japanese Visitors Up Despite Military Tension

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean duty-free stores saw their sales from Japanese consumers rise sharply on-year in January despite the on-going military tension between the two countries, apparently on the back of the strong Japanese yen, industry sources said Sunday. Sales from Japanese consumers at a Lotte Duty Free shop in Seoul’s [...]

Asian Tourists Favor Myeongdong but Americans, Europeans Prioritize Palaces in Seoul: Study

Asian Tourists Favor Myeongdong but Americans, Europeans Prioritize Palaces in Seoul: Study

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign tourists have varying tastes when it comes to sightseeing spots in Seoul, depending on their nationality, a research paper showed Friday. Visitors from Asia prefer Myeongdong, one of the capital’s main shopping districts, while European and American tourists are most impressed by royal palaces, according to the paper [...]

More than 3 Million S. Korean Tourists Visited Vietnam in 2018

More than 3 Million S. Korean Tourists Visited Vietnam in 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea-Vietnam relations are drawing closer than ever as tourism exchanges have soared in recent months. Vietnamese media reported on Sunday that approximately 3.16 million South Koreans have visited Vietnam this year, an increase of 46.5 percent compared to last year. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism expected more [...]