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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Korea steps up efforts to revive winter tourism industry

Korea steps up efforts to revive winter tourism industry

Due to the relatively mild temperatures we′ve been having lately, Korea′s winter tourism industry is experiencing a bit of a chill. But the government and other organizations are working to fire things back up. Park Se-young reports. Like many people from colder climates, a good number of Koreans also want to go somewhere warm over […]

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Korea, China discuss reviving MERS-hit tourism industry 한중, 메르스로 침체된 유커관광 정상화

Korea, China discuss reviving MERS-hit tourism industry   한중, 메르스로 침체된 유커관광 정상화

Officials from Korea and China held talks earlier today… with a focus on reviving Korea′s tourism industry which has taken a major hit from the MERS outbreak. Culture minister Kim Jong-deok met with with Li Jinzao,… chairman of the China National Tourism Administration in Beijing on Tuesday. They reportedly agreed on boosting tourist exchanges between […]

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Ulsan turns Hoeya Dam Reservoir into ecotourism spot for a month every year 울산

Ulsan turns Hoeya Dam Reservoir into ecotourism spot for a month every year   울산

And now for a bit of summer fun… Every year, Korea′s southern city of Ulsan turns one of its water reservoirs into an eco-tourism attraction that′s open to the public for just a month. So what kind of natural wonder can you expect to find… at this famous wetland called Hoeya Dam… Reservoir? Let′s find […]

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Korea’s Tourism Industry Feels Pinch of Weakening Yen [Arirang News]

Korea’s Tourism Industry Feels Pinch of Weakening Yen [Arirang News]

With the value of the Japanese yen falling against the Korean won, Japanese tourists are finding it more expensive to visit Korea. … one of their favorite holiday destinations.Korea’s tourism industry is now starting to feel the pinch from fewer Japanese visitors.Arirang’s Hwang Ji-hye has the details. Myeongdong is one of the most crowded tourist […]

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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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Korean tourism industry seeking ways to lessen impact from China’s suspension on tour package sales

China’s ban on group tour packages to Korea came into force today. It’s part of Beijing’s growing retaliation against Seoul’s installation of a missile defense system it says it needs to guard against North Korea… and that Beijing perceives as a security threat. Our Oh Jung-hee hit the streets of Myeong-dong to gauge the impact… […]

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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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