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You have to change or get left behind, Blair tells WTTC delegates

Significance of Travel and Tourism You have to change or get left behind, Blair tells WTTC delegates

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

SEOUL (eTN) – The former prime minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair, delivered this year’s keynote address for the second regional summit by the World Travel & ...

Suncheon Expo to celebrate 'North Korean Refugees' Day'

Suncheon Bay Garden expo Suncheon Expo to celebrate 'North Korean Refugees' Day'

SUNCHEON, South Korea - "A variety of festive activities will take place at the Suncheon Bay Garden expo on Sunday to celebrate 'North Korean Refugees' Day'," its organizing committee said.

Decline in Japanese tourists raises concerns in Korean tourism industry

Fewer Japanese Tourists Coming To Korea Decline in Japanese tourists raises concerns in Korean tourism industry

SEOUL, Korea - South Korea used to be a dream destination for many Japanese tourists - with the two capitals less than one hour away by flight.

Weak yen drives South Korea's tourism deficit to record heights

Japan-South Korea Tourism Weak yen drives South Korea's tourism deficit to record heights

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's tourism deficit touched a seven-quarter high in the first quarter due to the Japanese yen's fall versus the local currency, data showed Tuesday, with local ...

Japanese tourism to South Korea plunges

Fewer Japanese going to South Korea Japanese tourism to South Korea plunges

SEOUL, Korea - Fewer Japanese are going to South Korea amid heightened international tensions over talk of war by North Korea.

Despite rhetoric and war threats, South Korea's tourism up 11.9 percent

DMZ packed with domestic, Chinese tourists Despite rhetoric and war threats, South Korea's tourism up 11.9 percent

SEOUL, Republic of Korea - "So, how can we promote Seoul as a safe destination in the foreign media in the midst of the current North Korea situation?"

South Korea swears in first female president

Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea's first woman president South Korea swears in first female president

SEOUL, South Korea - Park Geun-hye made history Monday by becoming South Korea's first female president, pledging to secure South Korea against the threat of an increasingly hostile North Korea at ...

South Korean hotels and tourism-related businesses could face a slump in 2013

South Korean tourism South Korean hotels and tourism-related businesses could face a slump in 2013

SEOUL, Korea - Three out of 10 South Korean hotels and other tourism-related businesses said they could face a slump this year due to the global economic slowdown and the local currency's ascent ...

Seoul offers cash rewards for reporting taxi drivers who rip off tourists

Seoul city government gets tough on dodgy cabbies Seoul offers cash rewards for reporting taxi drivers who rip off tourists

SEOUL, Korea - The Seoul city government is offering a cash reward of 500,000 won ($457) to anyone informing the authorities about taxi drivers who rip off foreign tourists.

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