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Military Lifts Vacation Ban for Troops as Gov’t Eases Social Distancing Scheme

Military Lifts Vacation Ban for Troops as Gov’t Eases Social Distancing Scheme

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry decided to lift a vacation ban for enlisted service members after the government eased social distancing guidelines on the new coronavirus, officials said Monday. Since mid-August, the military authorities banned rank-and-file troops from vacationing and off-base movement, as the country saw a surge in confirmed COVID-19 [...]

Coronavirus Prompts Koreans to Head to the Forest Instead of Beach for Summer Vacation

Coronavirus Prompts Koreans to Head to the Forest Instead of Beach for Summer Vacation

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The coronavirus pandemic is weighing heavily on the summer holidays as COVID-19 continues to spread across the Greater Seoul Metropolitan Area. This year, summer vacationers are opting for less populated, fresh-aired forest camping sites than beaches visited by tens of thousands of people every year. Gosan Recreational Forest, located [...]

City Hotel ‘Staycations’ Increasingly Popular Among S. Koreans

City Hotel ‘Staycations’ Increasingly Popular Among S. Koreans

SEOUL, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans who prefer spending time at hotels rather than the beach or the mountains for summer vacation have doubled in number since last year. The Korea Transport Institute revealed on Monday that 18.8 percent of the respondents in a survey chose ‘vacation packages at hotels or shopping’ as [...]