All posts tagged "tourists"

  • A group of Chinese tourists leaves Incheon airport, west of Seoul, on July 13, 2015, as the group came to South Korea on a familiarization tour program organized by Korean Air Lines Co. South Korean airlines are ramping up efforts to lure Chinese tourists as the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is recently showing signs of slowing down. (Yonhap)
    Chinese tourists flock to S. Korea as MERS scare dies down

    SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap) — Hundreds of Chinese toured a bustling shopping district in central Seoul on Thursday, in a sign that foreign tourists are returning to South Korea as the health scare over a respiratory virus...

    • Posted July 16, 2015
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    S. Korea reports no new MERS cases for 11th day

    SEJONG (Yonhap) — South Korea reported no additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) for the 11th straight day on Thursday, with no fatalities occurring since Friday as well, the health ministry said. The number of...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • Young North Korean runners rest after finishing their part of the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon in 2014. (David Guttenfelder/AP)
    [Guardian] Tourists line up to run North Korea’s marathon

    A dedicated group of runners is gearing up for one of the most unusual races in the calendar: a marathon, half marathon or 10K run on the streets of Pyongyang. For the second year in...

    • Posted April 10, 2015
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  • Lee Ae-ran, standing, watches a group of people enjoying North Korean food in Neungna Bapsang in Jongno, Seoul. / Courtesy of Neungna Bapsang
    Chinese tourists not impressed with Korean food

    Visitors did not like grilled fish, naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodle), gukbap (soup with rice), ssambap (vegetable-wrapped rice), and doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew). By Kim Rahn Korean food, or hansik, is emerging as a trendy cuisine in many parts of the world, and it...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • Students from the Laureat International School in Tanzania walk past a statue of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, surrounded by children, on the parade square of the Songdowon International Children's Camp, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Wonsan, North Korea. Tightening the screws even further on travel to their already isolated country, North Korean authorities have barred foreigners from one of the year's most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon — because of ongoing concerns over the spread of the Ebola virus, travel agencies said Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
    North Korea bans foreign tourists to stop Ebola entry

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, state media reported Thursday, while a travel agent that specializes in North Korean tours...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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  • Sgt. Shin Chang-hoon, left, a tourist police officer, poses with his colleague Lee Kyung-min in front of Deoksu Palace while patrolling the area last month. / Korea Times photo by Kwon Ji-youn
    Tourist police patrol major attractions in Seoul

    By Kwon Ji-youn As a result of hallyu, or the “Korean Wave,” some 11 million foreign tourists swarmed to South Korea last year, fueling the number of visitors’ complaints that continues to increase year after year. To...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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