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Majority of Koreans Giving Up Vacation with Pets

Majority of Koreans Giving Up Vacation with Pets

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the number of pet owners rapidly increasing in Korea, nearly half of them were found to have given up on travel with their animal companions.  According to Skyscanner’s recent survey of domestic pet owners, 48 percent said they had given up on traveling with their pets due to [...]

Koreans Most Vacation-Deprived, Feel Guilty for Taking Leave: Expedia

Koreans Most Vacation-Deprived, Feel Guilty for Taking Leave: Expedia

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The 2016 “vacation deprivation” survey by Expedia revealed that Korea again ranks last in terms of the number of paid vacation days its employees take, for the sixth consecutive year. The survey was based on 9,424 employed adults from 28 countries.  According to Expedia, Koreans only took eight days [...]

Travel Agencies Offer Vacation Packages to Danger Zones

Travel Agencies Offer Vacation Packages to Danger Zones

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Wednesday’s parliamentary audit brought to light the revelation that Korean travel agencies are offering holiday packages to countries with government-designated travel alerts, with some calling for government intervention to safeguard citizens.  There are currently four levels of travel alerts issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Purple (areas needing [...]

Outbound Travelers Jump over 40 Pct in July

Outbound Travelers Jump over 40 Pct in July

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of South Koreans going overseas for vacation jumped more than 40 percent on-year in July as more people flock to foreign destinations despite a prolonged slump in domestic demand, industry data showed Tuesday. Hana Tour Co., the nation’s leading tour agency, said the number of its clients [...]

Shinsegae Taps into Rising Number of City-Vacationers in Korea

Shinsegae Taps into Rising Number of City-Vacationers in Korea

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Summer holiday season is back, but a growing number of Koreans are preferring to stay in the city instead of leaving the busy metropolis.  Shinsegae Department Store discovered that its summer holiday (July and August) sales accounted for 16.1 percent of its annual sales in 2015, which was an increase [...]

In Tough Times, Employees Face Salary Cuts, Unpaid Leave

In Tough Times, Employees Face Salary Cuts, Unpaid Leave

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Not many employees would say no to a time off work, but being forced to take unpaid vacation is a completely different story. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), which is currently suffering from extreme debt and going through vigorous restructuring efforts, has recently decided to cut salaries and force [...]

Sales of Pet Products Soar as Pets Go on Vacation

Sales of Pet Products Soar as Pets Go on Vacation

Seoul, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – With the increase of ‘for-pets’, people who invest in their pets freely, the sales of vacation items for pets are soaring. The pet product market, which was previously concentrated on practical products such as food and snacks for pets is broadening its product family. According to the online shopping [...]