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Foreign Travelers to S. Korea Expected to Have Fallen Below 1 mln Last Year

Foreign Travelers to S. Korea Expected to Have Fallen Below 1 mln Last Year

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of foreign tourists who visited South Korea last year is expected to have fallen below the 1 million mark due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. The data from the state-run Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) showed 877,000 foreigners visited the country from January to November, down 64.3 percent [...]

Flight Reservations to Jeju Island Reach Limit as ‘With Corona’ Policy Kicks In

Flight Reservations to Jeju Island Reach Limit as ‘With Corona’ Policy Kicks In

JEJU, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Flights to the southern resort island of Jeju are being overbooked as travelers are lining up to visit the popular vacation destination. Airline sources reported that reservations for flights bound to Jeju have reached 80 to 90 percent capacity both on weekdays and weekends as the ‘With Corona’ policy, or a phase-by-phase transition [...]

Singapore to Allow Entry of Vaccinated Travelers from S. Korea with No COVID-19 Quarantine

Singapore to Allow Entry of Vaccinated Travelers from S. Korea with No COVID-19 Quarantine

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and Singapore agreed Friday to exempt or ease vaccinated travelers from mandatory quarantine upon arrival, in a major step to help revitalize people-to-people exchanges between the two sides in the midst of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, according to related ministries here Friday. Under the measure, effective from [...]

Japanese Travelers to S. Korea Still Outpacing Korean Visitors to Japan amid Trade Row

Japanese Travelers to S. Korea Still Outpacing Korean Visitors to Japan amid Trade Row

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — More Japanese tourists have visited South Korea than South Koreans have visited the Asian neighbor since August, data showed Sunday, after their countries have been engaged in an unprecedented trade row, sparking a boycott of Japanese goods and services here. The number of Japanese visiting South Korea reached 329,652 [...]

S. Korean Travelers Express Anxiety amid Hong Kong Protest

S. Korean Travelers Express Anxiety amid Hong Kong Protest

HONG KONG, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean travelers expressed anxiety Tuesday as demonstrators continued their occupation of Hong Kong’s airport to protest a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Thousands of demonstrators have taken over Hong Kong International Airport since Monday, leading airlines to cancel flights and leaving travelers stranded. Check-in [...]