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Gov’t to Significantly Increase International Flights to Meet Travel Demand

Gov’t to Significantly Increase International Flights to Meet Travel Demand

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will add an additional 230 international flights by next month to meet growing demand for travel in the wake of an easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Interior Minister Lee Sang-min said Friday. The addition will raise the number of weekly international flights from 532 in May to 762 [...]

Tour Agencies Frustrated with Pandemic Restrictions that Discourage Foreign Travel

Tour Agencies Frustrated with Pandemic Restrictions that Discourage Foreign Travel

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Travel agencies are frustrated over low reservation rates despite soaring demand for foreign travel, and they are blaming their difficulties on what they say are excessive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in South Korea. Currently, foreign travel requires a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test prior to departure, [...]

Traveler’s Guide Sales Rise as Quarantine Restrictions Lifted

Traveler’s Guide Sales Rise as Quarantine Restrictions Lifted

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) — With quarantine restrictions being lifted for incoming vaccinated travelers to South Korea, more people are gaining interest in books about foreign travel. Kyobo Bookstore reported a 28.5 percent sales increase for books about traveling overseas between February 25 and March 24. The government lifted quarantine restrictions on incoming travelers [...]

Single-person Travel Rises in Popularity in S. Korea

Single-person Travel Rises in Popularity in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Single-person travel is becoming increasingly popular. According to the Korea Tourism Organization, an analysis of BC Card Co.’s credit card transaction data showed that travel consumption by single-person households accounted for 14.6 percent of all tourism-related consumption in the country last year, up by 5.5 percentage points from the [...]

Less-crowded, Outdoor Travel Destinations More Preferred This Year amid Pandemic

Less-crowded, Outdoor Travel Destinations More Preferred This Year amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Preference for traveling to less crowded or outdoor destinations has grown this year in South Korea amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a report showed Wednesday. The Korea Culture & Tourism Institute (KCT) compared two surveys — one conducted on 2,061 people from April to May last year and the [...]