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Busan City’s Tourism Efforts Come up Short

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Despite the city of Busan’s aggressive support and investment in tourism, the city’s performance has been relatively poor this year. During the nation’s MERS epidemic earlier this year, an increasing number of foreign tourists avoided the city as a vacation destination. According to city officials, the number of foreign tourists ...

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City to Hold Two-day Foreign Press Tour


A Busan official has revealed that the city will hold a press tour event on November 6 and 7 to introduce Busan to foreign reporters working in Seoul. Twenty-one foreign reporters hailing from six countries and 16 media companies, including the United States’ UPI, Japan’s TV-Asahi and China’s China TV ...

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Gimhae International Airport Hits 10 Million Visitors in 2015

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Gimhae International Airport has surpassed the 10 million visitor mark for 2015, one month earlier than last year, even though the amount of visitors to Korea was significantly reduced over the summer due to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak. This is the second time the airport has set ...

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Korean Women Prefer Jeju, Men Gangwon Province for Domestic Travel


New research shows that South Korean women prefer Jeju Island while South Korean men favor Gangwon Province when it comes to domestic travel destinations. Data from Cheil Worldwide revealed that 25% of South Korean women embarking on a domestic trip have searched for information about the southern resort island. 25.6% ...

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