‘All About Travel’: Seoul Int’l Tourism Industry Fair kicks off

‘All About Travel’: Seoul Int’l Tourism Industry Fair kicks off

South Korea’s biggest tourism exhibition has kicked off in southern Seoul,… drawing over one thousand travel agencies from all across the globe. Our Kan Hyeong-woo was at the opening ceremony. South Korea’s biggest travel exhibition, Seoul International Tourism Industry Fair 2019, has brought some 1300 travel agencies from 50 countries to the capital city. “They […]

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Government to support tourism industry hit by China’s retaliatory actions

Government to support tourism industry hit by China’s retaliatory actions

The Korean government will extend a helping hand to Korea’s tourism industry, which is feeling the blow of China’s growing economic retaliation. Seoul is expected to suffer tens of billions of dollars in losses if Beijing, upset over South Korea’s defense upgrade decision… continues to target the sector. Kim Min-ji has the latest. The Korean […]

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S. Korea’s tourism industry moving to accommodate rise in Muslim visitors

S. Korea’s tourism industry moving to accommodate rise in Muslim visitors

The slump in the number of Chinese tourists to South Korea since Beijing’s tour ban… has prompted Seoul to reassess… and refocus its overseas marketing. The country is keen to attract tourists from new markets,… including Muslim nations, as a new source of growth. Our Won Jung-hwan has more on Korea’s efforts to accommodate the […]

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South Koreans boycott of Japanese products affecting tourism industry

now Japan’s export curbs in response to the top South Korean Court’s ruling on Japanese wartime forced labor has sparked a massive boycott of Japanese products in South Korea as we have reported this week many South Koreans have canceled their travel plans to Japan but that’s having the knock-on effect of harming South Korea’s […]

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South Korea’s tourism industry present and the future

South Korea’s tourism industry present and the future

Toursim has been a strong contributor to the local economy, thanks in part to global fascination with Hallyu, namely K-pop. More visitors returning home after having a thoroughly memorable experience, prove the industry is succeeding in finding new ways to appeal to tourists. But according to our Seo Bo-bin, there’s still room for improvement. South […]

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Korea works to diversify its tourists by offering convenient services and special exepriences

Korea works to diversify its tourists by offering convenient services and special exepriences

China banned group tours to Korea. Part of many visible economic retaliation against Seoul’s decision to deploy the THAAD missile defense system. Beijing’s action hit the local tourism industry hard. However, Korea has a knack for bouncing back and finding another way in such trying times. Lee Ji-won introduces to us some of those countermeasures. […]

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Substitute holidays to boost tourism industry 관광산업·내수 활성화 기대

Substitute holidays to boost tourism industry 관광산업·내수 활성화 기대

It’s not everyday that young, promising conductors are given the reins to the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, but that’s precisely what happened for six individuals recently. They also got a chance to learn from one of the best conductors in the world, maestro Chung Myung-whun. Our cultural correspondent Park Ji-won tells us more. 33-year old Choi […]

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Seoul-Tokyo trade row damaging Japan’s tourism industry

Seoul-Tokyo trade row damaging Japan’s tourism industry

now with more and more South Koreans boycotting Japanese products over Tokyo’s export curbs local consumers are now turning their backs increasingly on taking trips to Japan it has actually reached the point where Japanese media outlets are admitting the sharp decrease in visitors from South Korea is becoming a serious cause of concern Eastern […]

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Culture Ministry selects 20 industrial tourism spots worth visiting

Culture Ministry selects 20 industrial tourism spots worth visiting

The culture ministry has announced 20 industrial tourism spots that show the importance of Korea’s economic and industrial development. The locations were selected out of some 470 industrial facilities based on how attractive, well-known and connected to nearby tourist attractions they are. The sites range from industrial infrastructure to company museums and experience centers, and […]

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Korea’s Tourism Industry Surges With Chinese Visitors

Korea’s Tourism Industry Surges With Chinese Visitors

Chinese tourists visited Korea last year in record numbers, according to the Korea Tourism Organization. The number of Japanese tourists, on the other hand, took a significant hit during the same period. A myriad of economic and diplomatic factors contribute to these contrasting trends for the nation’s tourism industry. Kim Hyunbin reports. An average of […]

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