Indonesian visitors tour Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Monday.
Tourists from Southeast Asia and Japan are gradually taking up some of the slack after a Chinese boycott and ban on "zero-dollar" package tours left many of Korea's top shopping districts empty.
Some 1,154 employees of an Indonesian cosmetics retailer came to Korea last month on a bonus trip, followed last week by around 100 staff of a consumer products retailer from the same country...More
Korea ranked 56th out of 155 countries taking part in the latest World Happiness Report published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network on Monday. Korea placed 47th in 2015 and dropped to 58th last year.
According to the report, Norway topped the list this year, up from fourth last year, while Denmark dropped to second place from the top spot. Next came Iceland, followed by Switzerland, Finland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden...More
More than 4 million Koreans now work part-time jobs at less than 36 hours a week, according to Statistics Korea on Monday.
As of February there were 4.03 million part-time workers, up 6.2 percent from the same month last year. Their proportion in the country's total workforce also increased from 14.9 percent to 15.7 percent over the same period...More
New data suggest that the prolonged economic slowdown has hit the restaurant and fast-food franchise industry hard.
The Fair Trade Commission said on Sunday that more than 13,000 food and beverage franchise locations closed in 2015, an increase of 18.7 percent from the year before and an average of 36 closures per day...More
Koreans spent less on tuition overseas last year than at any time in the past 11 years amid a weak won and an ongoing recession...More
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