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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 [...]

Tourist Exchanges Between S. Korea and Vietnam to Reach 4.5 mln This Year

Tourist Exchanges Between S. Korea and Vietnam to Reach 4.5 mln This Year

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of tourist exchanges between South Korea and Vietnam are leading airlines to create new routes between the two countries. The Korea Tourism Organization and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism reported that 2,078,000 South Koreans visited Vietnam over the first half of this year, which was [...]

Businesses Offer Discounts to Travelers Cancelling Trips to Japan and Overseas

Businesses Offer Discounts to Travelers Cancelling Trips to Japan and Overseas

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The prolonged boycott movement against Japanese goods and services is leading South Korean agencies to give out discount benefits to travelers who are cancelling trips to foreign countries, including Japan. The Gyeongju World Culture Expo Foundation will offer a 50 percent discount for the Summer Pool Festival: Hot Summer [...]

Young Travelers’ Use of Car-sharing Services in Overseas Markets on the Rise

Young Travelers’ Use of Car-sharing Services in Overseas Markets on the Rise

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of people in their 20s using shared vehicle services has increased significantly at overseas travel destinations. According to BC Card’s analysis of the service data of shared vehicles by South Korean travelers overseas from May 2016 to April of this year, the aggregate total of payments increased [...]