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Reporter : Lee Hae-rin
Tue, March 28, 2023 | 18:12
Travelers opt for trips abroad over domestic options as borders reopen
Korean tourists are flocking overseas instead of traveling domestically as borders reopen and demand for travel rebounds, a recent report by a government research group said, Sunday. The Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, a research group under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, released in its third quarterly report on traveling behavior on Nov. 28.
Myeongdong street vendors to close on Christmas Eve to prevent crowd crush
Street vendors in Seoul's iconic tourist destination, Myeongdong, will close on Christmas Eve to prevent a possible crowd control disaster, the vendors' union said, Sunday. Plus, they will partially shutter their stores again on New Year's Eve for the same reason. The decision came after the vendors accepted the recommendation of the Jung District Office, where the shopping m...
UAE official under investigation over sexual harassment allegation
A government official from the United Arab Emirates is under investigation after being accused of sexually harassing a Korean national.
K-culture, workcation visas to be introduced
Korea plans to introduce two new types of visas: the K-culture visa and the workcation visa to attract foreign travelers next year and help revitalize the local tourism industry, which has been hit hard by the lingering pandemic.
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul celebrates year-end feast with French crystal brand Baccarat
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul presents a series of year-end promotions called, “Time to Celebrate,” via a collaboration with the French luxury crystal brand, Baccarat. Known as “King's Crystal,” the 250-year-old French luxury crystal brand, Baccarat, manufactures handcrafted fine crystal products from chandeliers to tableware. The French luxury brand was founded upon the order of ...
Seoul Metro orders train to bypass national disability solidarity protest
For the first time in over a year, Seoul's line 4 subway train skipped the station where the national disability advocacy group, Solidarity Against Disability Discrimination (SADD), was conducting a protest action during morning rush hour, Wednesday.
Heavy snow forecast
Vehicles affected by snow cause congested traffic on a street in front of Suwon Station, Paldal District of the namesake city in Gyeonggi Province, Tuesday afternoon. Freezing temperatures will continue from Wednesday amid a heavy snow forecast. According to meteorologists, up to ...
Lawmaker calls for inter-Korean prisoner swap following US-Russia exchange
Rep. Tae Yong-ho of the ruling People Power Party (PPP), who had served as North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom before defecting to the South in 2016, urged the South Korean government, Monday, to work towards the return of South Korean nationals in the North in exchange for North Koreans here who wish to return to their homeland, citing the recent U.S.-Russi...
Educator renowned for 'No child left behind' campaign dies
Roh Ok-hee, the education superintendent of the southeastern industrial city of Ulsan who made news for her warm welcoming of the children of Afghan evacuees despite xenophobic reactions from local residents, died of a heart attack, Thursday. She was 64.
Anti-sex crime activist-turned-politician named in BBC 100 Women 2022 list
Park Ji-hyun, the former co-leader of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), was named in year's BBC 100 Women list of influential and inspiring women around the world, Tuesday, for her work tackling digital sex crimes and bringing gender equality into Korean politics.
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