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Boycott of Japanese Products and Services Expands to Travel Industry

Boycott of Japanese Products and Services Expands to Travel Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A boycott campaign against Japanese products and services is becoming a nationwide movement. The boycott started after Japan imposed trade restrictions against South Korea. Amid the boycott, a series of statistics show that the number of reservations for trips to Japan has dropped significantly. Hana Tour, the nation’s leading [...]

Complaints Pile Up over Booking Problems on Overseas Travel Portals

Complaints Pile Up over Booking Problems on Overseas Travel Portals

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of South Koreans booking their own flights and accommodations online rather than using travel agency package products when they travel abroad. However, there have been a number of complaints regarding the use of global lodging and airline reservation websites. According to the Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) [...]

Thousands of S. Koreans Ask Gov’t to Approve Their Trip to Mount Kumgang

Thousands of S. Koreans Ask Gov’t to Approve Their Trip to Mount Kumgang

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of South Koreans asked the government Friday to endorse their travel to Mount Kumgang in North Korea, demanding the resumption of suspend tours to the scenic mountain. According to the Movement for One Korea, a civic group, 6,150 citizens added their names to the applications submitted to the [...]

Short Trips to Vietnam and Japan Lead to Drop in Credit Card Spending on Overseas Trips

Short Trips to Vietnam and Japan Lead to Drop in Credit Card Spending on Overseas Trips

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Credit card spending by South Koreans in foreign countries declined in the first quarter of 2019, although the number of overseas travelers increased due to the winter vacation. The increase in foreign trips is attributed to an increase in the number of travelers who made short trips to Asian [...]

Books Urging Workers to Quit Their Jobs and Travel Increasingly Popular

Books Urging Workers to Quit Their Jobs and Travel Increasingly Popular

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — As times are changing, the concept of a “lifetime workplace” is no longer true. Unlike the older generation, who had only tendered their resignations in their hearts for their entire lives, the younger generation now boldly chooses to retire. Retirement-related content is also gaining popularity, with subscribers flocking to [...]

More S. Korean Families Traveling with Adult Children: Study

More S. Korean Families Traveling with Adult Children: Study

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans prefer to travel with their families, a recent study has showed. Hana Tour Co., a South Korean travel agency, conducted a survey of 1,200 citizens, most of whom said they would like to travel with their family. The composition of family members, however, has been changing recently [...]

VistaJet Launches Global Pet Travel Program as it Sees a 104 pct Increase in Animals Flying

VistaJet Launches Global Pet Travel Program as it Sees a 104 pct Increase in Animals Flying

NEW YORK, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — VistaJet, the first and only global business aviation company, announced today the launch of VistaPet, the most comprehensive program designed to ensure all passengers feel welcome – even if they are four-legged. Emerging travel behavior trends highlight why offering solutions to provide for animals is increasingly important: VistaJet [...]

ADARA Launches Destination Marketing Cloud

ADARA Launches Destination Marketing Cloud

PALO ALTO, Calif., Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — ADARA, the world’s travel data co-op and leading provider of traveler intelligence for travel brands, today announced ADARA Destination Marketing Cloud, a comprehensive insights, execution and analysis suite of products to transform tourism marketing. The Destination Marketing Cloud enables destination marketers to apply traveler behavior intelligence across the [...]