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Busan Encourages Clean Garbage Disposal with Citywide Raffle

Busan Encourages Clean Garbage Disposal with Citywide Raffle

BUSAN, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Busan Metropolitan Government announced on August 23 that it will be holding a special raffle event as part of its citywide cleanup efforts. The event will be restricted to Millak Waterfront Park to tackle waste left by visitors who do not correctly dispose of their garbage. To place [...]

“Leisure Sports City”: Chuncheon to Host National Leisure Sports Festival

“Leisure Sports City”: Chuncheon to Host National Leisure Sports Festival

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Referred to as “Lake City” for its proximity to water, the city of Chuncheon in Gangwon Province is aiming to adopt a new moniker with its National Leisure Sports Festival to be held on August 25. Chuncheon’s road to becoming a domestic hub of leisure sports is a winding [...]

Eastar Jet, Cheongju International Airport Struggling Amidst THAAD Backlash

Eastar Jet, Cheongju International Airport Struggling Amidst THAAD Backlash

CHEONGJU, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Geopolitical tensions are having a real effect on the Korean economy as North Chungcheong Province announced on August 15 that the low-cost carrier Eastar Jet had abandoned its plans to resume flight operations from Chungcheong International Airport to five Chinese cities. Since the cooling of relations between China and [...]

S. Koreans Heading to Philippines Drop amid Military Rule, Shooting Attack

S. Koreans Heading to Philippines Drop amid Military Rule, Shooting Attack

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of South Koreans visiting the Philippines shrank following the imposition of martial law in the Southeast Asian country’s southern region and the recent shooting in Manila, industry sources said Wednesday.  Some 400 people have canceled their trips to the Philippines since May 25 at a Seoul-based travel [...]

S. Koreans Increasingly Eschew China for Travel Destination

S. Koreans Increasingly Eschew China for Travel Destination

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans refrained from traveling to China last month and opted to fly to Japan or Southeast Asia instead, industry data showed on Tuesday, as the ongoing diplomatic spat has caused many to become weary of the neighboring country.  According to the data by Hana Tour, the country’s No. [...]

South Korea Plummets in Preference by Chinese Travelers

South Korea Plummets in Preference by Chinese Travelers

SEOUL, April 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese travelers’ preference for South Korea plunged over the past year, a survey showed Tuesday, apparently from the tension between the two countries over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system.  A poll by Ctrip, a leading online travel services agency in China, ranked South Korea 16th in [...]