‘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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Sluggish economy hits Korea′s tourism industry this summer: poll 경기불황 탓…올해 여름휴

Sluggish economy hits Korea′s tourism industry this summer: poll   경기불황 탓…올해 여름휴

The summer just gone was one to forget for Korea′s tourism industry on the whole. A poll by the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute shows nearly 54 percent of tour businesses saw a decline in business compared to last year. Over 60 percent of tour agencies, one- to three-star hotels, amusement establishments and casinos had […]

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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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Interview with the President of Jeju Ecotourism Association

Interview with the President of Jeju Ecotourism Association

We have the pleasure of interviewing mrs. Je-Ryang Ko, the chairperson of Jeju Ecotourism Association about the ecotourism development in Jeju. Thank you for your time. So, my first question is what kind of ecotourism products do you offer to tourists in Jeju. We create programs by making connections between ecosystem, history, culture, and villages […]

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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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My Seoul Office Tour + Non Teaching Job Q&A | Life in Korea

My Seoul Office Tour + Non Teaching Job Q&A | Life in Korea

Well, hello, good morning, sorry if my voice sounds really gross because I’m sick and it’s like 7:45 in the morning So this is my office and I thought I would give you guys a little tour because we’re actually moving offices soon So I feel kind of safe sharing the place where I work […]

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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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