China’s tourism ban on S. Korea taking heavy toll on Korea’s tourism industry

China’s tourism ban on S. Korea taking heavy toll on Korea’s tourism industry

It’s been almost a month since China banned group tours to South Korea as part of its economic retaliation against Seoul for deploying the THAAD missile defense system,… and it’s already taken a massive toll on the tourism industry here. Over the last 30 days, Busan, one of the most popular destinations for Chinese tourists, […]

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National parks offer special events in celebration of fall

National parks offer special events in celebration of fall

Many people in Korea are going to the mountains to enjoy the sights of the changing season. For the next week, national parks around the country are offering a variety of special events to accompany the fall foliage. Lee Minyoung has the details. In time for the change of season, national parks in Korea are […]

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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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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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President Park announces plans to improve tourism industry

President Park announces plans to improve tourism industry

The Korean government announced a set of plans for improving the country’s tour programs. President Park Geun-hye ordered officials to focus on quality over quantity and put the tourists’ experience at the forefront of their plans. Song Ji-sun starts us off with a rough draft for plans to better cater to the needs of foreign […]

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