[AL JAZEERA] Is North Korea on your tourism bucket list?

July 31, 2014



North Korea is trying to bolster tourism in the isolated country.

[AL JAZEERA] When you land at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport, yours very likely will be the only plane that day disturbing the quiet, although rather bumpy, runway. And yet, the airport, with its single tiny terminal, has recently experienced an uptick in traffic.

According to estimates by travel operators, North Korea receives around 6,000 tourists a year. In comparison, the continent of Antarctica over the same period receives over six times that.

But for the handful of agencies that provide tours to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, business is growing. [READ MORE]