All posts tagged "Tourism"

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    Low-cost Korean carrier Jin Air to begin flights in Hawaii this month

    South Korean low-cost airline Jin Air’s arrival in Hawaii, with Seoul-Honolulu flights beginning Dec. 19, is drawing excitement from the local tourism industry. Although the state’s Korean population is eclipsed by its Japanese population, the Korean tourism market...

    • Posted December 10, 2015
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  • A river pier in Sinuiju seen from China's border city of Dandong in 2011. (Korea Times file)
    N. Korea looks to attract more tourists to Sinuiju

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea is believed to be seeking to attract more Chinese tourists to its special economic zone in the northwestern border city of Sinuiju, a report by U.S. experts showed Thursday. Satellite imagery showed...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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    New S. Korean law lures more tourists seeking plastic surgery

    By Lee Kyung-min The government will improve safety for foreign medical tourists and help hospitals invite more patients from overseas after the National Assembly agreed to pass a related bill. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said...

    • Posted December 2, 2015
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  • The 5th Hawaii-Korea Inter-Tourism Forum was held Friday inside the Waikiki Resort Hotel.
    Hawaii-Korea inter-tourism forum pushes for more

    By The Korea Times Hawaii staff A Hawaii-Korea inter-tourism forum last week pushed for increased exchange between the two areas. In recent years, South Koreans have been buying up Hawaiian property — golf courses, hotels, luxury condos...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • Polynesian Plaza boutique hotel was bought by a California-based Korean company earlier this year.
    Economic exchange between Hawaii and Korea on the rise

    By The Korea Times Hawaii staff Following Governor David Ige’s recent visit to South Korea, and the 75th anniversary of the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce, economic exchange between Korea and the state are stronger than ever....

    • Posted November 21, 2015
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  • Foreign runners join a ceremony to mark the annual Pyongyang Marathon in this photo taken in August 2014. North Korea plans to invite up to 1,500 marathoners from abroad in April next year. 
(Courtesy of Koryo Tours)
    Tourism is new cash cow for North Korea

    By Yi Whan-woo Tourism is emerging as a new cash cow for North Korea amid growing U.N. pressure on its economy amid its state-perpetrated human rights violations, according to analysts last week. They speculated that the cash-strapped...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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    Lee Min-ho tourism ad draws a crowd on YouTube

    Top hallyu actor Lee Min-ho’s television commercial for Korean tourism has surpassed 20 million views on YouTube, Lee’s agency, Star House Entertainment, said Wednesday. The commercial for the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) features Lee at popular sightseeing...

    • Posted October 1, 2015
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