More Koreans Travel Abroad in Off-Season 2016/12/11, Source,
Some 1.87 million Koreans traveled abroad last month, according to the Korea Tourism Organization, although November is off-season between the Chuseok (or Korean Thanksgiving) and winter vacations.
The country's biggest tour operator Hana Tour lodged some 242,000 bookings, up 12 percent from November 2015,...More
Tourism Patterns Slow to Improve 2016/05/29, Source,
Slightly more tourists visited destinations in Korea other than Seoul last year, but the proportion is still disappointing, a survey published Monday finds.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism surveyed 12,900 foreign tourists and found that 78.7 percent visited Seoul, down 1.7 percentage points from the previous year, while there was a slight increase in the number of visitors to Gyeonggi Province, Busan, Incheon and other destinations,...More
Tourist Spending Falls for 1st Time in 6 Years 2015/05/31, Source, The average amount of money spent by tourists in Korea has fallen for the first time since 2008, and the average duration of their stay is also dwindling. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Thursday published data which show that average spending per tourist shrank by US$42 from 2013 to $1,606 last year,...More
In a country whose draft laws stipulate all adult males must serve and protect his country, evading conscription is a deeply rooted social problem. Every few years, the public watches as actors, singers and athletes are thrown into the spotlight upon being found gu,...More
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