Southeast Asian Tourists to Take up Slack from Chinese Tour Ban
Indonesian visitors tour Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Monday. Tourists from Southeast Asia and Ja,...More
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"Tunnel - Drama" wastes no time and throws our kind detective, Park Gwang-ho, right into the deep end. A series of murders take place in the otherwise peaceful town of Hwayang and while no one in the force can even fathom the possibility of a serial killer, our hero starts to pick up on the similarities as more and more women die at the hands of the elusive murderer no one can close in on...More
"Father is Strange" was the best out of all weekend dramas.
Marriages fell to a record low last year. Statistics Korea on Wednesday said 281,600 couples got married last year, down seven percent from the year before and the lowest since 1974 when 259,100 couples tied the knot.
It was the first time since 1977 that the number fell below 300,000. Only 5.5 out of every 1,000 people tied the knot last year. The average age at first marriage climbed to 32.8 years for men and 30.1 for women, up 0.2 and 0.1 year...More
The government is streamlining customs procedures and expanding visa-free entry for Southeast Asian tourists in a bid to counter a Chinese boycott.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Wednesday said it will enable electronic visa processing for tour groups from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam in May...More
Chinese tourists crowds a duty free shop at Lotte Department Store in downtown Seoul in September last year (top), but the same shop is quiet last week (bottom). /Yonhap
The tourism industry is suffering increasing losses over a Chinese boycott and ban on "zero-dollar" shopping tours to Korea.
Duty-free shops, which have generated more than 70 percent of their revenues from Chinese tourists, have been hit hardest...More
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