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Majority of Single Men and Women Willing to Travel, Spend Time Alone

Majority of Single Men and Women Willing to Travel, Spend Time Alone

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With the increase in single-person households, traveling alone is becoming a new trend, prompting travel companies to creating new custom packages for single-person households. Then, how do unmarried men and women perceive traveling alone? According to a survey of 345 single men and women conducted by matchmaking agency DUO, [...]

Travel Sector Hit Hard by Chinese Coronavirus Scare

Travel Sector Hit Hard by Chinese Coronavirus Scare

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s travel industry is bracing for fallout from the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, with China-bound trip cancellations reaching up to 20 percent, industry sources said Wednesday. Leading e-commerce firm Interpark Corp. said reservations for overseas trips in the January-March period were down sharply, with a double-digit drop [...]

Seoul City Publishes Safety Guide for Tourists

Seoul City Publishes Safety Guide for Tourists

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Metropolitan Government published on Sunday a “Guide for Safe Travel in Seoul” with important safety tips for tourists. The book, available in four languages (Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese), includes practical instructions to address various situations that change with the seasons and the surrounding environment of the city. [...]

Next Year’s Trend Keyword in Domestic Travel is Customized REFORM

Next Year’s Trend Keyword in Domestic Travel is Customized REFORM

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — As travelers’ tastes and preferences tend to be particular, domestic travel trends are also forecasted to grow stronger next year. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization analyzed 1.6 million posts on social media, including Facebook and Instagram, and selected R.E.F.O.R.M. as the 2020 [...]

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. [...]