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Travel Agencies Offer Premium Packages That Exclude Options, Shopping, and Tips

Travel Agencies Offer Premium Packages That Exclude Options, Shopping, and Tips

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — More consumers are willing to pay more to travel than pay for cheap, low-quality tour packages. In response, travel agencies are offering no-tip, no-option, and no-shopping packages. Online Tour, a South Korean travel agency, began to offer high quality tour packages that exclude tips, options, or shopping in June. [...]

Discover More of the World with VistaJet’s Once-in-a Lifetime Global Travel Exclusives

Discover More of the World with VistaJet’s Once-in-a Lifetime Global Travel Exclusives

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — VistaJet, the first and only global private aviation company, announced today the launch of VistaJet World, presenting a comprehensive portfolio of one-of-a-kind, multi-stop travel adventures tailored around its Members’ passions. To celebrate the company’s 15h anniversary, the program highlights 15 exclusive journeys to experience the most remote and thrilling adventures [...]

No. of S. Korean Travelers to Japan Sharply Falls During Chuseok Holiday

No. of S. Korean Travelers to Japan Sharply Falls During Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Koreans who travelled to Japan during this year’s fall harvest holiday sharply declined from last year, due to the response to Tokyo’s export curbs on Seoul, data showed Monday. The number of Koreans who traveled to or from Japan via Incheon International Airport came to [...]

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 [...]

Everland 2nd Most Popular Travel Destination on Kakao Navigation, What Ranks First?

Everland 2nd Most Popular Travel Destination on Kakao Navigation, What Ranks First?

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Kangwon Land casino, located in Jeongseon County, Gangwon Province, was found to be the most visited tourist destination for Kakao Corp.’s vehicle navigation users over the past year. According to a recent report released by Kakao, Kangwon Land was the number one destination for people going to restaurants and [...]

No. of S. Koreans Traveling to Japan Dives amid Boycott Campaign

No. of S. Koreans Traveling to Japan Dives amid Boycott Campaign

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Korean tourists visiting Japan plunged more than 19 percent on-year last month due to a widening voluntary “Japan tour boycott” campaign against Tokyo’s recent implementation of strict trade regulations on Seoul, the country’s main airport operator said Wednesday. According to the Incheon International Airport Corp., [...]

‘Influencer’ Travel Packages a Hot Commodity

‘Influencer’ Travel Packages a Hot Commodity

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The travel industry, mired in a panic due to a boycott against Japan triggered by Japanese export restrictions, is seeking a breakthrough in its products accompanying so-called social media ‘influencers’. A major tour agency Hana Tour Service Inc. recently released “DJ Narae’s Hip Party in Da Nang” as the [...]

Jeju Island, Bangkok, and Danang Top Chuseok Travel Destinations

Jeju Island, Bangkok, and Danang Top Chuseok Travel Destinations

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Tourist resorts where visitors can both enjoy travel and relaxation are gaining popularity ahead of the Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) holiday. Travel search engine Skyscanner analyzed travelers’ air ticket search data from September 11 to 15 during the holiday season. The results showed that South Korea’s Jeju Island, Thailand’s Bangkok [...]